The orchid science team undertakes a broad range of research activities in orchid biology, ecology and evolution, propagation and conservation science and pollination biology. An important focus for the team is defining the relationship between terrestrial orchids and their fungal symbionts in terms of ecological specificity. Overall, the orchid research team utilizes the principles of integrated conservation for the recovery of critically endangered species and management of orchids.
Key research areas include:
- Orchids and associated mycorrhizal fungi
- Pollination biology
- Propagation and conservation science
- Orchid in urban bushland
- Evolutionary biology
- Friends of Kings Park Orchid Carers