Restoration of Adelaide’s coastal seagrasses
Work with Dr Jason Tanner from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) to support the restoration of coastal seagrasses near Adelaide.
This project may include the study of how seagrass species produce fruits and/or seedlings, how far the move in water column, the genetic diversity of donor beds and the effective size of seagrass populations.
About our research
Our research program aims to investigate the diversity, history and origins of living and fossil plant communities. We apply molecular genetic, morphological, cytological and fossil analyses to our research.
Currently we work on diverse groups including marine, desert, carnivorous, parasitic and other specialised groups of native Australian, New Zealand, New Caledonia and other Pacific Island plant groups.
We study not only the plants but co-evolution of plants and animals that they are associated with. Many of our projects aim to improve the conservation of plant species in the landscape today.
Our research has adopted the use of up to date next generation sequencing tools to generate data and will lead to students having highly valued skills.