Dr Lydia Guja’s research focuses on achieving applied conservation outcomes for native Australian plants, through an understanding of the biology, ecology
and stress tolerance of seeds.
Projects are conducted on various threatened species and communities, often with multiple partners. A recent example includes investigating the role of cytology and seed biology on reproduction and regeneration in multiple threatened species from the genus Pomaderris to assist in conservation and management of rare species.
Lydia is a Seed Conservation Biologist at the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (a joint venture between CSIRO and the Director of National Parks through the Australian National Botanic Gardens), and Manager of the National Seed Bank in the Biodiversity Science Section of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.