Scientific research at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria supports a range of conservation and sustainability initiatives, including the propagation of endangered native orchids and the work of the Victorian Conservation Seedbank. Our scientists play a key role in discovering and naming plants (taxonomy), in resolving their relationships and evolutionary history (systematics), and in the identification of new non-native plants and fungi in the Australian landscape.
Our research broadly includes:
- Conservation Genetics
- DNA Barcoding
- Biogeography and Phylogeography
- Seed science
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Jim Willis Studentships
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria invites applications for vacation studentships honouring the late Dr James Hamlyn Willis. Two studentships are available and applications are due by 8 October 2021.