Seeds of South Australia

Publications from the Seed Conservation Centre

This contains links to papers and articles written by staff and students from the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

CLLMM Seed Research final report

Investigating germination requirements for species utilised in the Coorong Lower Lakes Recovery project.

Developing a Tool to Identify Plant Species at Risk of Climate Change

Climate change forecasts predict that there will be increased temperatures and altered rainfall patterns within the next decades. These conditions will increase pressure on plant populations that are already under threat. We have developed a screening tool using osmotic solutions containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) to simulate water stress over a range of different temperatures. This method was used to assess the impact of climate change on seed germination of seven of South Australia’s vulne

Ex situ Conservation of Threatened South Australian Plants

In 2008 the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide Seed Conservation Centre was provided with funds through the South Australian Complementary State NRM program to undertake a project focusing 50 priority species covering seven of South Australia's NRM regions for ex situ conservation.

Developing a screening procedure to determine the impact of climate change on seed germination in threatened native plant species

Climate change forecasts predict that there will be increased temperatures and altered rainfall patterns within the next decades, increasing pressure on plant populations that are already under threat. We have developed a screening tool using a thermogradient plate to produce a range of different temperatures to assess the impact of climate change on seed germination of thirteen South Australian threatened species.

Seed Biology Workshop

Seed Biology workshop for Coast Care Group

View above Wooltana HS1, Arckaringa, 4-12 October 2010
Swainsona microphylla Island Lagoon, Arckaringa, 4-12 October 2010
Cyperus sphaeroideus RLT1222 Seeds