Research Reports – Final reports

Research REPORTS 

Final reports on Research Projects in order of year of grant

2012, 13

Corey Bradshaw and Briony Horner
Identifying cost-effective reforestation approaches for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestation in Southern Australia (ARC Linkage Project)   (PDF 971 KB)

Alexandra S. Bowman and José M. Facelli
The dynamics of formation and dissipation of patches associated with fallen logs in a chenopod shrubland of southern Australia    (PDF 1.1 MB)

2011, 12

Karen Johnson and Peter McQuillan
Determining the pollinators of rare and endangered Epacris species: implications for conservation
   (PDF 27,141 KB)

Melinda Perkins
Techniques for improving Phytophthora resistance in potential new floricultural crop Newcastelia interrupta
  (PDF 1,523 KG)

2010, 11

Amelia J. Martyn, Karen D. Sommerville and Catherine A. Offord
Effects of stratification and temperature on germination of high-altitude species from Kosciuszko National Park
(PDF 531 KB)



John Morgan
Vegetation change in the Victorian alps from 1945 to 2009: the influence of fire, grazing and climate change on plant succession
(PDF 618 KB)


2009, 10

Nicholas A. Paul, Symon A. Dworjanyn, Rocky de Nys
“Green caviar” and “sea grapes”: targeted cultivation of high-value seaweeds from the genus Caulerpa 
    (PDF 1829 KB)

S. McDonald, F. M. Shapter, I.Chivers , D.L.E. Waters and R.J. Henry
Impact of climate on the genetic diversity of native species using Microlaena stipoides as a model
      (PDF 219 KB)

Dr Jenny Guerin, Thai Te, Michael Thorpe, Daniel Duval and Dr Phillip Ainsley
Developing a screening procedure to determine the impact of climate change on seed germination in threatened native plant species     (PDF 622 KB)


Dion Harrison, Jitka Kochanek and Daryl Joyce
Understanding the biochemical basis of flower colour in Australian native Ptilotus and Gomphrena     (PDF 3166 KB)

Brian Atwell and Margaret Morgan
Reproductive development in Australian wild rice: a source of genetic variation for cultivated rice?
(PDF 257 KB)

2008, 09

Margaret Johnston
An evaluation of the temperature and daylength requirements of Australian potted colour species
    (PDK 740 KB)


Katie A. G. Thurlby, William B. Sherwin, Maurizio Rossetto, and Peter G. Wilson
Reproductive biology of the Magenta Lilly Pilly (Syzygium paniculatum) and its implications for conservation (PDF 907 KB)

Carola Kuramotto de Bednarik
Relative importance of fire regimes and environmental gradients for the distribution of rainforests in the Sydney region
  (PDF 799 KB)

2007, 08

Melinda Perkins & Margaret Johnston
Pollination biology of Ptilotus axillaris
    (PDF 915 KB)

Jon Luly, Joe Holtum and Michelle Waycott
The status of the waddi tree (Acacia pence) in Queensland
    (PDF 3,161 KB)

Tina Bell and Ghazala Yasmeen
Mycorrhizal associations in the Fabaceae: are they really needed?
(PDF 516 KB)


Tony Page & Hanington Tate
Breeding behaviour of Santalum lanceolatum self-, intra- and interspecific cross-compatibility
   (PDF 582 KB)

E. Charles Morris & Candida Briggs
Mechanical constraint model of seed coat dormancy in Grevillea
   (PDF 498 KB)

2006, 07

Megan H. Ryan & Matthew D. Denton
Harnessing native Fabaceae for agriculture – the importance of mycorrhizal fungi
   (PDF 545 KB)



E. Charles Morris & Candida Briggs
Do heat and smoke affect the permeability of the Grevillea seed coat to large molecular weight compounds?
    (PDF 376 KB)

Celeste Linde
Identification of fungal mycorrhizal species associated with increased plant growth of the rare Fabaceae speciesGastrolobium vestitum
  (PDF 176 KB)

2005, 06

Geoff Woodall, Melinda Moule, Peter Eckersley, Ben Boxshall and Ben Puglisi
Development of new root vegetable crops from southern Western Australia’s diverse tuberous flora
(PDF 405KB

Alan Lymbery, Michelle Ingram and Farhan BokhariMeasuring and managing the impact of secondary salinisation on riparian flora   (PDF 210 KB)


D. Christine Cargill and Jen Johnston
The biology and cultivation of Revwattsia fragilis (Watts) D.L.Jones
   (PDF 3,131 KB)

Jodi N. Price, Nathan Wong and John W. Morgan
The potential for recovery of herbaceous vegetation after release from a long history of sheep grazing in a species-rich woodland
      (PDF 354KB)


Stefani S. Griesser, Shakti Prakash and Hans J. Griesser
Plasma discharge treatment for improved germination of seeds and killing of fungal spores on seed coats
  (PDF 981KB)

Santi Krisantini Margaret Johnston, Christine Beveridge & Richard Williams
The role of phytohormone auxin in adventitious rhizogenesis in Grevillea   (PDF 414KB)

Adam Marchant, Andrew Perkins, George Orel, Gillian Towler
Exploring the horticultural potential of native Australian flowering shrubs in the Solanum brownii group
 (PDF 192KB)


Anne Ashford & John Palmer
Germination, Establishment and Mycorrhizal Synthesis in the Epacrid Woollsia pungens
(PDF 216 KB)

Melanie Conomikes, Cassandra McLean and Gregory Moore
Epacris impressa Labill.: Inoculation of cuttings with ericoid mycorrhizal fungus and DNA fingerprinting of floral races
(PDF 1,265 KB)

Lyndlee C. Easton
Life histories and reproductive biology of plants in the desert and halophytic genus Frankenia (Frankeniaceae) in Australia.
(PDF 244 KB)

Michael Eckert
Developing a technique for obtaining colour accurate photographs of Australian Native Flowers
  (PDF 163 KB)

2002, 03

Margaret Sedgley
Development of somatic embryogenesis as a propagation method for ornamental eucalypt hybrids
 (PDF 30 KB)


David Duncan
Pollination of Black-Anther flax lily (Dianella revoluta) in fragmented New South Wales malee
(PDF 419 KB)

Corinna Orscheg
Seed longevity and viability in several plant species of Box-Ironbark Forests
  (PDF 1668 KB)

Natalie Papworth, Alan MacFadyen, Alan Gray, Anthony Koutoulis, Aina Price and Andrew Rozefelds
The horticultural potential of an endangered species, the Freycinet Wax Flower (Philotheca freyciana) from eastern Tasmania
(PDF 879 KB)

Bruce Webber and Ian Woodrow
Genetic diversity and plant propagation in the rare rainforest tree Ryparosa kurrangii
  (PDF 659 KB)

2001, 03

Jennifer Smith and Acram Taji
Investigating sterility in the clonal shrub Hakea pulvinifera: comparative studies of reproductive biology, floral development and genetic variation
(PDF 435 KB)


Tanya Llorens
Genetic structure and diversity in the soil-stored seed bank of the endangered Grevillea caleyi
(PDF 903 KB)


2000, 01

Brown, A.J., Reddy, N., Cody, J. and James, E.A
Germination and growth response of salt tolerant native grasses from ephemeral wetlands in inland Victoria
  (PDF 5104 KB)



Erik J. Veneklaas, Hans Lambers and Greg Cawthray
Root exudates of Banksia species from different habitats – a genus-wide comparison
(PDF 155 KB)

L. Tesoriero, J. Lidbetter, M. Terras and A. Drenth
Phytophthora species associated with root and crown rots of Boronia in cut flower production
  (PDF 21 KB)


Margaret Sedgley
Lignotuber formation in Banksia
   (PDF 4694 KB)

Chris Nancarrow
Hybridisation in three sympatric Persoonia species: P. chamaepitys, P. myrtelloides and P. levis 
(PDF 445 KB)

Krystyna A Johnson and Amani K Ahmed
Developing propagation techniques for bush tomato
(PDF 779 KB)

Elizabeth James
Implications of reproductive biology and morphology on the conservation of Grevillea williamsonii (Proteaceae)
(PDF 997 KB)

Paul Dalby, Evelina Facelli, and Greg Walker
The role of mycorrhizal associations in the growth and survival of the native hills daisy, Ixodia achillaeoides: interactions with root-pathogenic nematodes
  (PDF 55 KB)

Thomas Celebrezze , David J. Ayre and Robert J. Whelan
Do introduced honey bees Apis mellifera disrupt breeding systems of bird-adapted Australian plants? A comparison in Grevillea
   (PDF 562 KB)

Tien Huynh and Fiona Coates
Propagation and seed viability of the endangered orchid Prasophyllum correctum D.L. Jones (Gaping Leek Orchid)
. (PDF 54 KB)


Anthony R Smith White
An investigation of morphological variation in the salt-tolerant grass Sporobolus virginicus from coastal NSW and its possible application as a turf grass
  (PDF 56 KB)

John Delpratt and Ian Shears
The effect of nitrogen fertility and mowing frequency on the persistence of twelve Australian perennial forbs in a planted grassland community
   (PDF 1,557 KB)

1997, 2000

Fiona Perry and Steven Trueman
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
(PDF 1,743 KB)


1997, 98

Evelina Facelli, Zaida Antoniolli, José M. Facelli and Sally E. Smith
Restoration of a mallee community: the role of mycorrhizal symbiosis
(PDF 127 KB)



Tony Slater
Selection and evaluation of eastern Australian Conospermum species as cut flowers: The western Victorian species C. mitchellii and C. paten
  ( PDF 60 KB)

Dr William R Loneragan
Conserving Plant Diversity in Banksia Woodlands

Rob Cross
Ex situ conservation of Caladenia -photoautotrophic micropropagation of Caladenia
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
(PDF 849 KB)


John Raison
Changes in flammability of vegetation in relation to fire frequency
   (PDF 511 KB)

A. Malcolm Gill and Peter H.R. Moore
Ignitibility of leaves of Australian plants
 (PDF 908 KB)

John Godfrey & Rob Cross
Photoautotrophic micropropagation of Banksia
(PDF 553 KB)

Mark Crossley
Propagation and cultivation of the aquarium plant Aponogeton elongatus. (PDF 52 KB)

John Crockett, Brendan Mackey and Julian Ash
Modelling interactions of fire and rainforest
  (PDF 898 KB)Julie A. Plummer, David T. Turner and D. Cheongsaat
Seed production of pink paper daisy (Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea) and yellow strawflowerSchoenia filifolia subsp. subulifolia (Asteraceae)
(PDF 1080 KB)

1995, 96

Gregory L. Unwin and Mark A. Hunt
Regeneration biology and silviculture of Tasmanian Soft Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica
  (PDF 142 KB)

G.R. Stewart and M.H. Turnbull
Mycorrhization in Eucalyptus Roots

Aileen Reid and Alison Fuss
Stirlingia latifolia establishment
  (PDF 429 KB)

Duncan Mackay and Molly A. Whalen
Seed biology of Australian euphorbs
  (PDF 195 KB)

Lynda Bauer (ne Ketelhohn) and Margaret Johnston
Propagation of Persoonia virgarta for the development of a new floricultural export crop (PDF 1,952 KB)

David Guest, I. Nyoman Aryantha and Rob Cross
Biological control of Phytophthora cinnamomi in Thryptomene spp. using manure treatments
(PDF 677 KB)

Cassandra Mclean
Investigation of the importance of mycorrhizae on propagation of some members of the family Epacridaceae


A.C. Oldfield
Significance of floral odours to animal pollinators.
   (PDF 181KB)

Greg Pattinson, Peter McGee and Kate Hammill
Effects of Fire on the Survival of and Development of Fruiting Bodies of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

Jocelyn Cambecedes and Jayne Balmer
Lomatia tasmanica and Persoonia muelleri propagation and commercial horticulture
(PDF 72 KB)

1994, 95

Peter Abell and John Oates
Identification of Ptilotus species (Mulla Mulla) suitable for domestication and breeding for the cut and dried flower trade
(PDF 565 KB)



Penny Wurm
Physical and biological factors determining the distribution and abundance of the wild rice Oryza meridionalis Ng in the Northern Territory.
  (PDF 582 KB)

A.T. Slater and A.D. Allen
Selection and Evaluation of Ozothamnus obcordatus and Chrysocephalum semipapposum as cut flowers.
  (PDF 1017 KB)

N. Prakash
Aspects of the reproductive biology of Zieria prostrata (Rutaceae
) (PDF 218 KB)


1993, 95

Margaret Sedgley
Cloning and Selection of banksias
 (PDF 50 KB)



Eric Bunn
In vitro propagation of Australian Proteaceae (Conospermum)
     Send PDF (23 KB)

Lynette Lee, Peter Goodwin
Development, Germination and Dormancy of Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower) Seeds
  (PDF 279 KB)

Iain Dawson
Development of Native Bluebells for Broadscale Landscaping

Glenda Vaughton
Reproductive ecology and population genetics of Grevillea barklyana: a model for the conservation of small populations of endangered plants
    ( PDF 17 KB)



Virginia G. Williamson
Increasing the longevity of some native Australian cut flowers

K.V. Sharman and R. Dowling
The Collection and Evaluation of Daisies (Tribe Inuleae) with Horticultural Potential
      (PDF 22 KB)

J.R. Gorst
Micropropagation of threatened species of Persoonia
     ( PDF 31 KB)

Carolyn Ireland
Recruitment in the Western Myall (Acacia papyrocarpa Benth.)
    (PDF 10 KB)

Mark Tester
Growth and mycorrhizal infection of Atriplex vesicaria and Stipa nitida
      (PDF 19 KB)


1991, 93

Dr Anne Ashford
Anatomy and ultrastructure of natural and synthesised mycorrhizas of Leucopogon ericoides and other members of the Epacridaceae    (PDF 18 KB)


1990, 91

Dr. Peter McGee
Development of mycorrhizas of Thysanotus
  Send PDF  (13 KB)



Dr Greg Kirby
Microbial symbionts of Sturt’s Desert Pea
  Send PDF (36 KB)

Dr Acram Taji
Propagation of Conospermum spp.
  Send PDF (25 KB)



Dr Malcolm Reed and Mr Adrian Salter
Rhizobia of native Fabaceae

Dr Robert J. Whelan and Mr Ross L. Goldingay
Pollination in Waratah
 (PDF 48 KB)


Dr Elizabeth Exley
Floral Biology of Macadamia integrifolia

Dr Barbara R. Randell
UV reflectance patterns in the flowers of Australian native plants
   (PDF 21 KB)