Algae and Seagrass Research Group

Taxonomy and Systematics

All studies of organisms need to be supported by a good understanding of their taxonomy and systematics. Western Australia is a biodiversity hotspot and much of the algal flora is inadequately known or undescribed.

We are undertaking long-term studies of selected taxa and also floristic surveys of the WA flora together with the WA herbarium and with support of the Australian Biological Resources Study of the Australian Government.