Introduction to conservation genetics

Genetic studies are increasingly becoming the starting point to the design of practical management actions for threatened species. These videos highlight the relevance of genetics for species recovery programs.

Mature coastal fontainea (Fontainea oraria) fruit on the forest floor.

Saving our Species along with the with the Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney) recently presented an Introduction to Conservation Genetics: for field practitioners and threatened species managers workshop.

For those of you that missed the workshop, we invite you to watch the presentations below.

The presentations provide:

  • an overview about the relevance of genetics for species recovery programs
  • information on basic genetics techniques and terminology
  • and case study examples for the application of genetics in conservation.

Partner name: Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney)

Presentation title:Why are genetics relevant to flora conservation and management and how can we include it in our workflows

Speaker title: Maurizio Rossetto, (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney)


Partner name: Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney)

Presentation title: Basic genetics – techniques, opportunities, terminology and more

Speaker title: Jason Bragg (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney)

Partner name: Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney)

Presentation title: Using genetics for threatened species conservation: examples

Speaker title: Sam Yap (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney)