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:

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

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Jim Willis Studentships

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria invites applications for vacation studentships honouring the late Dr James Hamlyn Willis. Two studentships are available and applications are due by 8 October 2021.