Dr Linda Broadhurst, CSIRO scientist.

Dr Linda Broadhurst: conserving remnant vegetation

Dr Linda Broadhurst aims to improve the restoration of Australia's highly degraded landscapes.

  • 8 May 2006 | Updated 24 November 2011

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Publishing History

Overview

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Current activities

Dr Linda Broadhurst’s research is directed towards improving the restoration of highly degraded Australian landscapes through a better understanding of the scale and importance of the seed and symbiont provenance. 

This means the history of seeds and organisms with a symbiotic relationship, symbionts, and their relationship to particular landscape areas.

This research is primarily directed towards key revegetation species, such as Acacias, and their associated soil symbionts.

In addition, Dr Broadhurst is identifying key genetic and ecological constraints for fragmented plant populations in agricultural landscapes to improve their long term persistence. This research is also helping to identify high quality seed sources for restoration projects.

Dr Broadhurst is also actively engaged in assisting on-ground practioners such as Catchment Management Authorities and local landcare groups to improve their seed sourcing and deployment activities.

Dr Broadhurst’s research is directed towards improving the restoration of highly degraded Australian landscapes.

Background

Dr Broadhurst joined CSIRO Plant Industry as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2001 to investigate how vegetation fragmentation is influencing ecological and genetic processes that contribute to the long term persistence of remnant native plant populations in south-eastern Australia.

This research of Dr Broadhurst is helping to improve the conservation and management of remnant vegetation, particularly in agricultural landscapes.

Academic qualifications

Dr Broadhurst has the following academic qualifications all from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1992
  • Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Biology, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1999.

See a list of scientific papers published by Dr Broadhurst on the next page.