Invasive plants threaten biodiversity and understanding how to correctly manage them is critical to environmental conservation. In some cases, fire can be used to control invasive plants but, for some species, fire might actually In this project, we will analyse a huge genome-wide data set of > 30,000 single-nucleotide polymorphism markers (SNPs) collected from grasslands in the Australian Capital Territory.

This project does not involve field work but will have an opportunity for publication.

Skills involved: data analysis using R, interpretation & scientific writing

Project members

Dr Annabel Smith

Lecturer in Wildlife Management
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences