Research REPORTS - Summaries

Years: grant years


Climate change impacts on genetically differentiated Telopea speciosissima (NSW Waratah) coastal and upland populations 
Guomin Huang, Paul Rymer and David Tissue, University of Western Sydney    Grant details


Identifying cost-effective reforestation approaches for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration in southern Australia 
Corey J. A. Bradshaw & Briony Horner, The University of Adelaide; Succession Ecology Pty Ltd    Grant details


Fallen logs: creating patchiness in chenopod scrublands of South Australia
Alexandra Bowman and José Facelli, University of Adelaide    Grant details

Genetic diversity in South Australian populations of Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)
Patricia Fuentes-Cross, University of Adelaide    Grant details

Determining the pollinators of rare and endangered Epacris species: implications for conservation 
Karen Johnson and Peter McQuillan, University of Tasmania     Grant details

Techniques for improving Phytophthora resistance in potential new floricultural crop Newcastelia interrupta 
Melinda Perkins, University of Queensland    Grant details

2010, 11

Germination requirements of the lesser known kangaroo paw and cats paw taxa
Katherine Downes, Curtin University of Technology     Grant details

Germination of Australian alpine species and implications in a changing climate  
Amelia J. Martyn, Karen D. Sommerville and Catherine A. Offord, The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, New South Wales      Grant details


Vegetation change in the Pretty Valley alpine grasslands from 1945 to 2003: the influence of grazing on plant community succession   
John Morgan & Pete Green    Grant details

2009, 10

“Green caviar” and“sea grapes”: targeted cultivation of high-value seaweeds from the genus Caulerpa     
Nicholas A. Paul 1*, Symon A. Dworjanyn2, Rocky de Nys1
1 School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville 4811
2 National Marine Science Centre, Southern Cross University PO Box 4321 Coffs Harbour   Grant details

Impact of climate on the genetic diversity of native species using Microlaena stipoides as a model     
R.J. Henry1,2, S. McDonald1, F. M. Shapter1, I. Chivers3 and D.L.E. Waters1    1 Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics, Southern Cross University.  2Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland    3 Native Seeds Pty Ltd, Melbourne    Grant details

Developing a screening procedure to determine impact of climate change on seed germination threatened native plant species   
Dr Jenny Guerin, Thai Te, Michael Thorpe, Daniel Duval and Dr Phillip Ainsley, South Australian Seed Conservation Centre   Grant details


Understanding the biochemical basis of flower colour in Australian native Ptilotus and Gomphrena 
Dr Dion K. Harrison, Dr Jitka Kochanek and Professor Daryl C. Joyce, University of Queensland    Grant details

Can the phenology of Australian wild relatives of cultivated rice be modified for human use?
Brian Atwell and Margaret Morgan, Departments of Biological Sciences & Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University    Grant details

2008, 09

An evaluation of the temperature and daylength requirements of Australian potted colour species
Margaret Johnston, Centre for Native Floriculture, School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Gatton      Grant details


Reproductive biology of the Magenta Lilly Pilly (Syzygium paniculatum) and its implications for conservation     
Katie A. G. Thurlby1, 2 , William B. Sherwin2 , Maurizio Rossetto1 , and Peter G. Wilson1
1 National Herbarium of NSW, Botanic Gardens Trust, Mrs Macquaries Rd Sydney, NSW 2000
2 School of Biotechnology and BioMolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052 Grant details

The relative importance of fire regimes, environmental gradients and climate change for rainforest distribution in the Sydney region
Carola Kuramotto de Bednarik, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra       Grant details

2007, 08

Pollination biology of Ptilotus axillaris
Melinda Perkins and Margaret Johnston, Centre for Native Floriculture, School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Gatton   Grant details

The conservation status of the rare desert tree Acacia peuce in Queensland
Jon Luly, TESAG, James Cook University Townsville    Grant details

Mycorrhizal associations in the Fabaceae: are they really needed?
Tina Bell and Ghazala Yasmeen, School of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne, Creswick, Victoria      Grant details


Breeding behaviour of Santalum lanceolatum self-, intra- and interspecific cross-compatibility
Tony Page and Hanington Tate, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland    Grant details

Mechanical constraint model of seed coat dormancy in Grevillea
E. Charles Morris and Candida Briggs, School of Natural Sciences, Hawkesbury Campus, University of Western Sydney   Grant details

2006, 07

Harnessing native Fabaceae for agriculture - the importance of mycorrhizal fungi
Mark Tibbett, Megan H. Ryan, Susan Barker, Yinglong Chen, Matthew D. Denton, Tamara Edmonds-Tibbett and Christopher Walker
School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia   Grant details


Do heat and smoke affect the permeability of the Grevillea seed coat to large molecular weight compounds?
E. Charles Morris & Candida Briggs, School of Science, Food and Horticulture, University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury      Grant details

Identification of fungal mycorrhizal species associated with increased plant growth of the rare Fabaceae species Gastrolobium vestitum
Dr Celeste Linde, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200    Grant details

2005, 06

Measuring and managing the impact of secondary salinisation on riparian flora
Alan Lymbery, Michelle Ingram and Farhan Bokhari
Fish Health Unit, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University   Grant details

Development of new root vegetable crops from southern Western Australia's diverse tuberous flora
Woodall GS1, Moule ML1, Eckersley P2, Boxshall B1 and Puglisi B1
1Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management,
The University of Western Australia, Albany WA
2 Eckersley Rural Consulting Bunbury WA     Grant details


The biology and cultivation of Revwattsia fragile (Watts) D. L. Jones, a rare Queensland fern, for potential commercial production
D. Christine Cargill1,2 and Jen Johnston1:   1 Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, CSIRO. Canberra. ACT. 2601; 2 Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. ACT. 2601     Grant details

Land-use legacies in the Woohlpooer State Forest: The potential for recovery of herbaceous vegetation after release from a long history of sheep grazing in a species-rich woodland
Jodi N. Price, Nathan Wong and John W. Morgan, Department of Botany, La Trobe University    Grant details


Plasma discharge treatment for improved germination of seeds and killing of fungal spores on seed coats
Stefani S. Griesser, Shakti Prakash and Hans J. Griesser
Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095   Grant details

The role of phytohormone auxin in adventitious rhizogenesis in Grevillea
Santi Krisantini, School of Agriculture and Horticulture, University of Queensland, Gatton Grant details

Exploring the horticultural potential of native Australian flowering shrubs in the Solanum brownii group
Adam Marchant, Andrew Perkins, George Orel, Gillian Towler       Grant details


Life histories and reproductive biology of plants in the desert and halophytic genus Frankenia (Frankeniaceae) in Australia
Dr Lyndlee C. Easton, School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University      Grant details

Germination, Establishment and Mycorrhizal Synthesis in the Epacrid Woollsia pungens
Anne E Ashford & John H Palmer, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales        Grant details

Epacris impressa Labill.: Inoculation of cuttings with ericoid mycorrhizal fungus and DNA fingerprinting of floral races
Melanie Conomikes, Cassandra McLean and Gregory Moore    Grant details

Developing a technique for obtaining colour accurate photographs of Australian Native Flowers
Michael Eckert   Grant details

2002, 03

Development of somatic embryogenesis as a propagation method for ornamental eucalypts.
Margaret Sedgley, University of Adelaide                         Grant details


Pollination and fruit production of native species in fragmented remnant vegetation.
Mr. David Duncan, Australian National University, Department of Botany & Zoology            Grant details

Seed longevity and viability in several plant species of Box-Ironbark Forests
Corinna Orscheg, University of Melbourne 
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The horticultural potential of an endangered species, the Freycinet WaxFlower from Eastern Tasmania.
Dr. Andrew Rozefelds, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with the Tasmanian Herbarium     Grant details

Genetic diversity and plant propagation in the rare rainforest tree, Ryparosa kurrangii.
Bruce L. Webber & Ian E. Woodrow, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne    Grant details

2001, 03

Investigating sterility in the clonal shrub Hakea pulvinifera: comparative studies of reproductive biology, floral development and genetic variation

Jennifer Smith and Acram Taji   Grant details


Genetic structure and diversity in the soil-stored seed bank of the endangered Grevillea caleyi
Tanya Llorens, University of Wollongong            Grant details


Root exudates of Banksia species from different habitats – a genus-wide comparison
Erik J. Veneklaas, Hans Lambers and Greg Cawthray  Grant details

Phytophthora Species Associated with Root and Crown Rots of Boronia in Cut flower Production  
L. Tesoriero, J. Lidbetter, M. Terras& A. Drenth  Grant details

Germination and growth response of salt tolerant native grasses from ephemeral wetlands in inland Victoria
Brown, A.J., Reddy, N., Cody, J. and James, E.A. Grant details


Propagation of the Endangered ‘Gaping Leek Orchid’ (Prasophyllum correctum)
Tien Huynh, RMIT University and Fiona Coates, La Trobe University   Grant details

Lignotuber formation in Banksia
Raelene Mibus and Margaret Sedgley, University of Adelaide          Grant details

Hybridisation in three sympatric Persoonia species: P. chamaepitys, P. myrtelloides and P. levis
Chris Nancarrow, Institute for Conservation Biology and Law, University of Wollongong    Grant details

Developing propagation techniques for bush tomato
Krystyna A Johnson and Amani K Ahmed, University of Technology, Sydney      Grant details

Implications of reproductive biology and morphology on the conservation of Grevillea williamsonii (Proteaceae)
Elizabeth James, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne          Grant details

Interactions between nematodes and mycorrhizae and survival of the native hills daisy (Ixodia archillaeoides).
Paul Dalby, Evelina Facelli and Greg Walker, University of Adelaide    Grant details

Do introduced honey bees Apis mellifera disrupt breeding systems of bird-adapted Australian plants? A comparison in Grevillea
Thomas Celebrezze , David J. Ayre and Robert J. Whelan, University of Wollongong       Grant details


Re-construction of an Australian Grassland.
John Delpratt, Burnley College, University of Melbourne
Ian Shears, Horticultural Consultant.           Grant details

Sporobolus virginicus a Native Grass for Saline Soils
Dr Anthony Smith White, University of NSW                             Grant details

1997, 2000

Effects of auxin treatment, cutting type and air and root zone temperatures on cutting propagation of eastern species of Conospermum and Persoonia with potential horticultural value
Fiona Perry    Grant details

1997, 98

Restoration of a Mallee Community: the role of mycorrhizae.
Evelina Facelli, Zaida Antoniolli, Jose Facelli and Sally Smith, University of Adelaide    Grant details


Selection and evaluation of eastern Australian Conospermum species as cut flowers: The western Victorian species C. mitchellii and C. paten
Tony Slater    Grant details

Ex vitro culture of Caladenia: photoautotrophic micropropagation
Rob Cross    Grant details


Seed production of pink paper daisy (Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea) and yellow strawflower Schoenia filifolia subsp. subulifolia (Asteraceae)
Julie A. Plummer, David T. Turner and D. Cheongsaat
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Changes in flammability of vegetation in relation to fire frequency: Fuel dynamics after prescribed fire and wildfire in forests of the ACT
Dr John Raison   Grant details

Ignitibility of leaves of Australian Plants
Malcolm Gill and Peter Moore  Grant details

Photoautotrophic micropropagation of Banksia
John Godfrey & Rob Cross  Grant details

Modelling interactions of fire and rainforest
John Crockett, Brendan Mackey and Julian Ash   Grant details

1995, 96

Seed biology of Australian euphorbs
Dr Duncan Mackay and Dr Molly A. Whalen  Grant details

Biological control of Phytophthora cinnamomi in Thryptomene spp. using manure treatments
David Guest, I. Nyoman Aryantha and Rob Cross   Grant details

Propagation of Persoonia virgarta for the development of a new floricultural export crop.
Lynda Bauer (ne Ketelhohn) and Margaret Johnston   Grant details

Stirlingia latifolia establishment
Aileen Reid and Alison Fuss    Grant details


Significance of floral odours to bat pollinators
Anthony C. Oldfield   Grant details

Lomatia tasmanica and Persoonia muelleri propagation and commercial horticulture
Jocelyn Cambecedes and Jayne Balmer      Grant details

1994, 95

Identification of Ptilotus species (Mulla Mulla) suitable for domestication and breeding for the cut and dried flower trade
John Oates and Peter Abell,Plant Breeding Institute, The University of Sydney      Grant details


Physical and biological factors determining the distribution and abundance of the wild rice Oryza rufiopogon Griff. in the Northern Territory
Penolope Wurm, School of Biology, Northern Territory University      Grant details

Selection and evaluation of Ozothamnus obcordatus and Chrysocephalum semipapposum as cut flowers
A.T. Slater and A.D. Allen   Grant details 

Seed biology and germination study of Zieria prostrata
N.Prakash   Grant details

1993, 95

Cloning and Selection of banksias
Margaret Sedgley  Grant details


Development, Germination and Dormancy of Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower) Seeds
Lynette Lee, Peter Goodwin   Grant details

In vitro propagation of Australian Proteaceae (Conospermum)
Eric Bunn    Grant details

Growth and mycorrhizal infection of Atriplex vesicaria and Stipa nitida
Mark Tester, Department of Botany, University of Adelaide         Grant details

Micropropagation of threatened species of Persoonia
J.R. Gorst     Grant details


Microbial symbionts of Sturt's Desert Pea
Greg Kirby   Grant details

Propagation of Conospermum spp.
Acram Taji   Grant details


Pollination in Waratah
Robert Whelan and Ross Goldingay  Grant details


UV reflectance patterns in the flowers of Australian native plants
Dr B.R. Randell  Grant details