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Amanda Rollason

Rainforest Conservation Project Technical Officer

Research Interests

Finding alternative methods for storing rainforest species that cannot be stored by conventional seed banking methods, using tissue culture or cryopreservation processes. 

Current Projects

Rainforest Seed Conservation Project


Sommerville KD, Bunn E, Rollason A, Turner SR (2021) Chapter 9 Tissue Culture. In Martyn Yenson AJ, Offord CA, Meagher PF, Auld TD, Bush D, Coates DJ, Commander LE, Guja LK, Norton SL, Makinson RO, Stanley R, Walsh N, Wrigley D, Broadhurst L (Eds.) ‘Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia: strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections. Third edition.’ Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra. Available at

Sommerville KD, Cuneo P, Errington G, Makinson RO, Pederson S, Phillips G, Rollason A, Viler V and Offord CA (2019) Conservation in the wake of Myrtle Rust - a case study on two critically endangered Australian rainforest plants. Pacific Conservation Biology.