Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience
We use innovative science and technology to investigate the factors impacting the distribution and assembly of plant species.
Our research informs the conservation and restoration of resilient ecosystems.
Recent relevant research from ReCER
Conservation genomic research by the Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience (ReCER) has helped guide the recovery of over thirty threatened plant species. To commemorate National Threatened Species Day 2023, we kick off a new regular feature where we highlight how conservation genomic information is informing the on-ground management of threatened plants.
The introduced plant disease myrtle rust affects around 350 Australian native plant species, with some on their way to becoming extinct in the wild. Genetic information is helping to guide collection of myrtle rust impacted species for safe storage in botanic gardens. One day, these living collections may help restore wild populations.
The ReCER team gathered at the Crommelin Field Station, Pearl Beach in May to ponder how to ensure our research informs the restoration and conservation of resilient ecosystems.
Explore our scientific projects and find out how they guide the conservation of resilient ecosystems.
We focus on the establishment of large-scale knowledge infrastructure systems that can inform the preservation and restoration of plant diversity.
Meet our team of dedicated researchers collaborating across multiple areas including genomics, conservation genetics, ecological restoration, climate modelling, flora biogeography, evolution, microbiome diversity and much more.
We are a continually expanding team and aim to attract and nurture high quality early career scientists.
We seek out opportunities to collaborate with other organisations and interact with a broad range of stakeholders.