Eleocharis difformis and Eleocharis ochrostachys are aquatic sedges in coastal wallum wetlands with morphology but different distribution across South East Queensland and northern NSW. The project will refine the morphological characters to confirm their current distribution and habitat preference, with existing specimens and collection of new specimens. You'll use molecular genetics and traditional taxonomy in collaboration with scientists from the Queensland Herbarium and Queensland Science Department.

Location: St Lucia and Gatton

Expected outcomes: insight into plant ecology and taxonomy, with a view of biodiversity management and conservation at the interface of university research and government

Supervisors: Professor Susanne Schmidt

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Project members

Professor Susanne Schmidt

Professor
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Affiliated Professor
Centre for Plant Science