Scientific research at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria supports a range of conservation and sustainability initiatives, including the propagation and reintroduction of endangered native orchids. 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:

  • Mycology
  • Conservation Genetics
  • DNA Barcoding
  • Ecology
  • Biogeography and Phylogeography