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.
Publications booklet 2022: helping ReCER research outcomes reach practitioners, planners and policymakers.
ReCER’s research informs the conservation and restoration of resilient ecosystems. One of the tools we are using to help our research reach practitioners, planners and policy-makers is to produce an annual booklet containing abstracts of all our publications. The 2022 publications booklet can be downloaded here.
Genetic information can help ensure restoration plantings are of appropriate provenance and sufficiently genetically diverse to be resilient in the long term.
A workshop presented by the Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience. 10 May 2022 at the Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Members of the ReCER team unveiled the Waratah’s genetic secrets, helping preserve this Australian icon for the future.
The genetics revolution is changing the way we study nature. Millions of years of evolution has taken plant species on a fascinating journey of change and adaptation. A plant’s story is hidden in its DNA, now we have to tools to read that story.