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Research Scientist (Restoration Ecology)
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I’m an ecologist conducting research in areas of rare species or threatened processes that informs practical outcomes for biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration.

My research interests include the conservation biology of plant species and ecological communities; the ecological and genetic impacts of ecosystem fragmentation on plant populations, including plant-pollinator or plant-disperser interactions and gene flow; the dynamics and management of remnant native vegetation; and the restoration or translocation of rare and threatened species.

Research themes

  • Landscape ecology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Ecological and conservation genetics
  • Pollination and dispersal ecology
  • Threatened species biology

Major projects

Visit the Restoration Ecology section to learn more about the current and past projects.

Selected publications

Byrne M, Krauss SL, Millar MA, Elliott 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 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12477

Llorens TM, Yates CJ, Byrne M, Elliott CP, Sampson J, Fairman R, Macdonald B and Coates DJ (2018) Altered soil properties inhibit fruit set but increase progeny performance for a foundation tree in a highly fragmented landscape. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6: 39

Turner SR, Lewandrowski W, Elliott CP, Merino Martin L, Miller B, Stevens J, Erickson T and Merritt D (2018) Seed ecology informs restoration approaches for threatened species in water-limited environments: A case study on the short-range Banded Ironstone endemic Ricinocarpos brevis (Euphorbiaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 65(8): 661-677

Field D, Broadhurst LM, Elliott CP and Young AG (2017) Population assignment in autopolyploids. Heredity 119: 389-401

Miller B, Sinclair E, Myles M, Elliott CP, Bunn E, Commander L, Dalziell E, David E, Davis B, Erickson T, Golos P, Krauss S, Lewandrowski W, Mayence CE, Merino-Martin L, Merritt D, Nevill P, Phillips R, Ritchie A, Ruoss S and Stevens J (2017) A comprehensive framework of the science necessary for sustainable, biodiverse ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology 25(4): 605-607

Elliott CP, Commander LE, Merino Martin L, Golos PJ, Stevens JC, Miller B (2022) An approach to defining and achieving restoration targets for a threatened plant community. Ecological Applications https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2613

Elliott CP, Commander LE, Williams MR, Golos PJ (2021) Seed movement in small-scale vegetation restoration. Ecological Management & Restoration 22(3): 274-279 https://doi.org/10.1111/emr.12516

Administration car park closure

There will be limited access to the BGPA Administration building and the Kings Park Education and Learning building from Wednesday 15 June 2022 for approximately 8 weeks, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

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Floral clock debuts artistic new look

The much-loved Kings Park Floral Clock has debuted a whole new look with a modern floral makeover from an exciting artist.

Fire Ecology Burn

Researchers and bushland staff at Kings Park successfully carried out a scientific research burn in a section of Kings Park bushland earlier this month. 

New innovative AR experience launched at Kings Park

A new locally developed augmented reality experience has been launched at Kings Park in time for families to enjoy during these school holidays.

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