Dr Karen Sommerville

Dr Karen Sommerville
Scientific Officer Email: karen.sommerville@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au Phone: (02) 4634 7942
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Research Interests:

  • Ex-situ conservation of Australian plants
  • Conservation options for rainforest species with desiccation-sensitive or freezing-sensitive seeds
  • Effects of environmental stress on plant germination and growth
  • Restoration of degraded natural environments
  • Molecular ecology of clonal plants
  • Symbiotic germination and cultivation of terrestrial orchids


Current Projects:

The Australian Rainforest Conservation Project