Conservation Genomics

The Conservation Genomics component aims to provide genomic information to support conservation of the Australian flora. Conservation genomics covers a range of activities according to the management questions being addressed. The types of studies that appear to most fit the objectives of Genomics for Australian Plants are resolution of species complexes consisting of suspected conservation dependent species, as these address the principles developed for Genomics for Australian Plants initiative i.e.: uses herbarium specimens; builds capacity in herbaria and botanic gardens; provides genomic resources that can be used in future studies; improves knowledge of Australian plant diversity; has a direct conservation benefit and can be implemented across Australia with a common approach.

Conservation genomics projects initiated in August 2020

For more details on the GAP Conservation genomics projects, please click on the links below.

Species complexes: