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Dr Karen Sommerville

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

Karen Sommerville is a horticultural scientist based at The Australian PlantBank
(https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Science-Conservation/Australian-PlantBank).

Her research experience ranges from the reproductive biology and genetics of saltmarsh plants to seed biology of alpine herbs, symbiotic culture of orchids and ex situ conservation of a range of plant species.

Karen's current role entails investigating ex situ conservation techniques for Australian rainforest species, particularly those affected by Myrtle Rust.