Seed Conservation

The Seed Conservation team undertakes research into theoretical and applied aspects of seed biology, physiology, and ecology. This research aims to advance the underlying principles of seed biology and translate these into technologies for plant propagation, conservation, and landscape restoration. Seed Conservation supports the Western Australian Seed Technology Centre which plays a vital role in conserving WA’s biodiversity through the long-term storage of seeds.

Research focuses on seed collection, quality assessment and control, seed banking, seed germination and dormancy, and techniques for improving seed delivery and seedling establishment at restoration sites. Seed ecological research aims to understand the role of seeds in shaping the establishment, reproduction, and persistence of plant species and communities.

The Seed Conservation team collaborates with national and international partners, including other state botanic gardens and the Millennium Seedbank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, and works closely with Western Australian universities, the mining and agricultural industries and landcare groups to ensure research outcomes are disseminated to the wider community.

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

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Indigenous education in Kings Park

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is committed to honouring the Indigenous heritage of the Park and pays respects to the Wadjuk Nyoongar people and their culture.

Get your garden spring ready

Autumn is the perfect time to get your garden ready for a spectacular spring. Now is the time to sow your wildflower seeds for September glory.

25 years of friendship

Congratulations to the Friends of Kings Park who are celebrating 25 fantastic years of supporting 'the peoples’ park' in May 2018.

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