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268/2008

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 268/2008 Title: A Review of South Australian Thelymitra of the T. pauciflora complexApplicant: Robert John BatesInstitute: State Herbarium of South Australia This project began some fifty years ago when in the late 1950’s I first began looking at these rather dull self-pollinating mostly blue flowered sun orchids near my childhood home at Mylor in …

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266/2008

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 266/2008 Title: Pollination biology of the sexually deceptive threatened orchids Caladenia richardsiorum, Caladenia hastata and its pollinator Catocheilus caelebs.Applicant: Kate Vlcek (Threatened Species Project Officer, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria (Warrnambool) and Dr. Graham Brown   This project investigates the biology and behavior of the pollinators of two threatened orchids; Mellblom’s …

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265/2008

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 265/2008 Title: Tracking phenological shifts and evolutionary impacts due to climate change.Applicant: Phyllis Frances MacGillivray, BSc (Hons) PhD studentInstitute: University of Adelaide My project will examine herbarium collections and other historical data sets for evidence of shifts in flowering times of key South Australian orchid species in relation to …

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264/2008

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 264/2008 Title: The mycorrhizal associations of endangered Victoria orchid species: how do we best conserve them?Applicant: Dr Magali WrightInstitute: University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, Department of Resource Management and Geography. Orchids require colonisation with certain mycorrhizal fungi to germinate, and this association continues through the life …

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262/2008

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 262/2008 Title: Partnership for the Conservation of Tasmania ‘s threatened orchid flora: Understanding the symbioses between seed and mycorrhizal fungus for long term storage and effective propagation.Applicant: Matthew LarcombeInstitute: Department of Primary Industries and Water, Hobart, Tasmania   This project aims to establish an ex situ orchid seed and mycorrhizal fungi collection …

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261/2008

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 261/2008 Title: Fire-induced morphological and functional differences in orchid mycorrhizal fungi.Applicant: Dr. Tien HuynhInstitute: RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria Fire is a common phenomenon in the Australian landscape and affects flora and fauna communities, including orchids and their mycorrhizal fungi. Information on the effect of natural and simulated fires on native …

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259/2007

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 259/2007 Title: Conservation of the nationally endangered Arachnorchis atroclavia (Black-clubbed spider orchid)Applicant: Dr. John Dearnaley (Chief Investigator)¹, Dr. Andrew Le Brocque¹, Dr. Michael Mathieson² ¹ Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments, The University of Southern Queensland.² Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management. Institute: The University of Southern Queensland The nationally endangered “Black-clubbed …

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255/2006

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 255/2006   Title: The role of pollinators and mycorrhiza in controlling distribution and speciation in Drakaea – implications for conservation management.Applicant: Dr. Ryan Phillips, Dr. Andrew Batty, Prof. Kingsley Dixon and Prof. Stephen HopperInstitute: Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, West Perth, Western Australia   The genus Drakaea (Orchidaceae) is endemic to south-western Australia and …

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254/2006

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 254/2006 Title: Support the attendance of four students at the 3rd International Orchid Conservation Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 2007Applicant: Z. Smith – M.Wright – E. McQualter – K.Gowland The students supported were Zoë Smith BSc (Hons), Magali Wright BSc (Hons) and Emily McQualter BSc (Hons) from The …

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248/2005

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 248/2005   Title: Propagation of fungus dependent orchid species.Applicant: Mr Les NesbittInstitute: Adelaide, South Australia   The aim was to show that the propagation methods and fungal cultures from AOF project 236/2003, ‘Practical Propagation methods for Caladenia tentaculata,’ could be used for other rarer fungus-dependent orchids. This research was to be carried …

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