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Dr Karen Sommerville

Scientific Officer

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 Rainforest Seed Conservation Project