Plant reproduction, ecological and conservation genetics
Dr Susan Hoebee
Research Lecturer (Botanical Stream), College of Science, Health and Engineering
I work closely with Dr Trevor Edwards and together we co-supervise many students.
La Trobe Research: Susan Hoebee
In order to build a better understanding of how plant populations change over time and how increasing degrees of population fragmentation can affect the long-term survival of species, my research group investigates various aspects of plant reproduction, population genetics and the evolution. We use a variety of techniques including traditional field-based ecological approaches and morphological investigations of floral characters associated with differing pollinating guilds, as well as single gene studies associated with mate choice and massively parallel, next-generation sequencing. Our research typically focusses on issues of native species conservation and weed biology.
Current and recent research projects
- Conservation biology of rare Grevillea taxa
- Invasion biology of Iridaceae
- Batesian mimicry in Thelymitra
- Colour morphs and pollinator preference in Epacris impressa
- Potential and realised mating system of Sagittaria platyphylla