Research and conservation

The Science team undertakes integrated and innovative research in native plant biology, underpinning conservation and ecological restoration of Western Australia's unique biodiversity, and biodiversity generally. Successful conservation outcomes are achieved through world-class research and strategic alliances with industry, land managers, the community and other research organisations.

Research is focused in the key areas of restoration ecology, seed science, conservation genetics, conservation biotechnology, orchid conservation, and systematics, with a focus on extension to practitioners and land managers.

The Authority has a long history of successful post-graduate student supervision in collaboration with Western Australian universities and contributes to undergraduate teaching, predominantly in conservation biology and restoration ecology.

Science seminars are held in the Biodiversity Conservation Centre for staff, students and general public at various times throughout the year.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden during November and December 2017 due to concert events.

Naturescape opening

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will re-open to the public at 9.00 am on 14 December 2017, with exciting new additions.

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Observing night-time pollinators

The Kings Park Science team have jumped at the opportunity to see what goes on in banksia woodland at all times of the day and night.

New Naturescape adventures

New adventures await in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park these summer holidays! We will re-open to welcome members of the community from 9.00 am on 14 December 2017, with eye-popping new places to explore.

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