Natural history collections are vast biodiversity reference libraries, used for hundreds of years to help identify, understand and manage biodiversity.
Rapid assessment of environmental stress will provide information that is important for managing and conserving Australian plants in rapidly changing environments.
Environmental changes cause stress to our biodiversity, increasing the chances of disease outbreaks, extinctions, waves of invasive species and other environmental problems that can occur in stressed ecosystems.
Biodiversity and food security both depend on pollination of native plants and crops. But pollinators are in decline due to threats such as land clearing, habitat fragmentation, pesticides and climate change.
Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is an emerging molecular technique for DNA-based identification of organisms.
We are investigating the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem health in marine environments.
Our bioinformatics team is developing ways to solve the unique data analysis challenges created by high throughput sequencing of environmental samples and biological collections.
The Environomics Future Science Platform has teamed with the Atlas of Living Australia to build a new online system to make cutting-edge biological records accessible.
This project aims to advance technical developments and foster a deeper theoretical understanding of the epigenetic changes associated with age.
This project will work with and develop a combination of fluorescent DNA tags and PCR-based methodologies that can be used to separate cells of species of interest from environmental cells, and use these to generate genotypes of the animals present in an area.
This project, led by FSP postdoctoral researcher Flavia Tarquinio, is testing whether seagrass restoration can be improved by manipulating the bacterial communities that naturally coexist in their seeds, leaves and roots.