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272/2009

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 272/2009 Title: Population dynamics and conservation of the endangered pink – lipped spider orchid Caladenia behrii.Applicant: Dr. Sophie ‘Topa’ PetitInstitute: School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes South Australia. The study of Caladenia behrii started in 2000 in South Australia; it has been following several hundred individual …

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271/2009

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 271/2009 Title: Effects of fire management on population dynamics of two threatened Pterostylis (Orchidaceae) species.Applicant: Dr. Steve LeonardInstitute: School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania Over 99% of Australian temperate lowland grasslands have been destroyed since European invasion of the continent. Many grassland plant species are currently threatened with …

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270/2008

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 270/2008 Title: Seed collection and mycorrhizal isolation of targeted Tasmania orchid taxa.Applicant: Dr. Nigel SwartsInstitute: Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart Tasmania   Description: Tasmania has a rich and diverse orchid flora with over 200 orchid species with almost half being endemic to this small island state. …

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269/2008

<< BACK TO PROJECT LIST Project: 269/2008 Title: Geographical Patterns among the Pollinators of Sexually Deceptive Spider Orchids in the Genus Caladenia (Orchidaceae: Calonema) in South-Eastern Australia.Applicant: Dr. Colin C. Bower This project will involve close liaison with conservation authorities in Victoria, NSW and South Australia. It will include the Threatened Orchid Recovery Team (Victoria) and Threatened …

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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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