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Principal Research Scientist (Conservation Genetics)
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(+61 8) 9480 3673

I’m a molecular ecologist conducting research that largely underpins practical outcomes for biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration. My research interests cover ecological evolutionary pattern and process within species, populations and communities. This extends to characterising spatial genetic structure using modern molecular markers, and understanding the processes driving these patterns, such as adaptation, mating, pollination and dispersal, through field- and lab- based experiments.

Research themes

  • Conservation genetics
  • Restoration genetics
  • Molecular ecology
  • Plant mating systems
  • Dispersal of seed and pollen

Major projects

Visit the Conservation Genetics section to learn more about the current projects.

Selected publications

Byrne M, Krauss SL, Millar MA, Elliot CP, Coates DJ, Yates C, Binks R, Nevill P, Nistelberger H, Wardell-Johnson G, Robinson T, Butcher R, Barrett M and Gibson N (2018) Persistence and stochasticity are key determinants of genetic diversity in plants associated with banded iron formation inselbergs. Biological Reviews doi/10.1111/brv.12477

Krauss SL, Phillips RD, Karron JD, Johnson SD, Roberts DG and Hopper SD (2017) Novel consequences of bird pollination for plant mating. Trends in Plant Science 22:395-410.

Williams AV, Nevill PG and Krauss SL (2014) Next generation restoration genetics: applications and opportunities. Trends in Plant Science 19:529-537. A review of restoration genetics, and in particular the opportunities and application of Next Generation Sequencing methods to improved restoration outcomes.

Kendrick GA, Waycott M, Carruthers T, Cambridge M, Hovey R, Krauss S, Lavery P, Les D, Lowe R, Mascaró O, Ooi Lea Sim J, Orth RJ, Rivers D, Ruiz-Montoya L, Sinclair E, Statton J, Van Dijk K and Verduin J (2012) The central role of dispersal in the maintenance and persistence of seagrass populations. BioScience 62:56-65. A wide ranging review of the nature, extent and role of dispersal in seagrasses.

Krauss SL, Dixon B and Dixon KW (2000) Rapid genetic decline in a translocated population of the endangered plant Grevillea scapigera. Conservation Biology 16:986-994. A powerful assessment of rapid genetic erosion in a translocated population of a rare species to highlight genetic risks associated with poor genetic management with species recovery.

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Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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