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Technical Officer (Conservation Biotechnology)
Biodiversity Conservation Centre
Kattidj Close
Kings Park Western Australia 6005
(+61 8) 9480 3688

Research themes

  • Micropropagation
  • Cryopreservation
  • Horticulture of Western Australian flora

Academic background

  • 1984 Certificate Horticulture, Bentley TAFE WA.

Major projects


  • Cryopreservation of threatened flora.
  • Maintenance of in vitro culture lines of threatened flora.
  • Micropropagation of threatened flora, acclimation and ex vitro establishment.
  • Production of threatened species for WA Botanic Garden and future translocation programs.


  • Cryopreservation and maintenance of Western Australian threatened flora.
  • Production and planting of threatened flora for reintroduction and translocation programs: Grevillea scapigera, Symonanthus bancroftii and Eremophila resinosa.
  • Displaying threatened flora for public awareness: Kings Park Festival, ASGAP, ANPC.
  • Training volunteers for maintenance of threatened flora (potted collection).

Research associates


  • Dr Eric Bunn (Team Leader, Conservation Biotechnology)


  • Mr Bob Dixon (Manager Biodiversity and Extensions)
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