Scientific research at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria supports a range of conservation and sustainability initiatives, including the propagation of endangered native orchids and the work of the Victorian Conservation Seedbank. Our scientists play a key role in discovering and naming plants (taxonomy), in resolving their relationships and evolutionary history (systematics), and in the identification of new non-native plants and fungi in the Australian landscape.
Our research broadly includes:
- Conservation Genetics
- DNA Barcoding
- Biogeography and Phylogeography