Please contact Dr David Merritt with any enquiries relating to Conservation Seed Science.

Research scientists

  • Dr David Merritt
  • Dr Shane Turner
  • Dr Lucy Commander

Research technicians

  • Mr David Symons
  • Ms Samantha Clarke



  • Ms Majda Suleiman (2012 - ). Restoration ecology of Acacia pachyceras in the state of Kuwait.

  • Mr Adam Cross (2011 - ). Seed biology, recruitment and dispersion: informing conservation and restoration in wetlands of the Kimberley region, Western Australia.

  • Ms Emma Dalziell (2011 - ). Seed biology, dispersal and functional ecology of Western Australian Nymphaceae.

  • Ms Kerryn Chia (2010 - ). The ecology of Persoonia longifolia.

  • Mr Todd Erickson (2009 - ). Seed dormancy patterns and germination requirements of dominant species in the Pilbara arid zone.

  • Ms Lydia Guja (2009 - ). How do seed traits influence dispersal and distribution of Western Australian coastal plant species?


  • Clare Courtauld (2013). Seed Ecology of Semi-Arid Western Australian Species for Restoration of a Threatened Ecological Community.

  • Laura Folan (2013). Seed biology of five noxious weeds (Arctotheca calendula, Pelargonium capitatum, Hypochaeris glabra, Ehrharta calycina, and Brassica tournefortii) that occur in the South West of Western Australia.

  • Arielle Fontaine (2012/13). Germination ecophysiology of seeds with small embryos.