Our research focuses on the genetic structure of eucalypt populations and gene flow between plantations and native forests in order to develop better conservation strategies, to understand the sequence of evolution in the genus and the evolutionary processes operating, and to determine the genetic basis of interactions between eucalypts and dependent mammals, insects and fungi.
The integrated seed biology theme is a collaboration between several groups in the School of Biological Sciences & School of Land and Food. We conduct research in Arabidopsis, pea and barley to understand the biology of flowering, seed development, seed physiology and grain quality. We use genetic, biochemical and physiological approaches, with the aim of providing knowledge and genetic resources which can ultimately have applications in the production of seeds and grain for food and feed.
Authorised by the Head of School, Biological Sciences
2 May, 2012