Our science

Learn about the Botanic Gardens' research to preserve and restore plants and ecosystems.

Dr Maurizio Rossetto with a tablet, in the rainforest setting of the Palm Grove at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

What we do

Explore our scientific projects and find out how they guide the conservation of resilient ecosystems.
Read about science projects
Dr Maurizio Rossetto with a tablet, in the rainforest setting of the Palm Grove at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Our team

Meet the researchers collaborating across genomics, conservation genetics, ecological restoration, evolution and more.
Meet the team
Graeme Errington at the PlantBank looks at plant material through a microscope

Our services

Access plant identification and pathology services suitable for students, enthusiasts, industry and government in NSW.
Find science services
  • Scientist Amanda Rollason with plant tissue culture specimens at the Australian PlantBank
  • Scientist Samantha Yap looks at Herbarium plant specimens
  • State-of-the-art plant vaults at the National Herbarium of New South Wales
  • The Australian PlantBank building at Mount Annan, New South Wales
Australian Institute of Botanical Science

Science facilities

Find information about the National Herbarium of New South Wales, the Australian Plantbank and PlantClinic.

Learn about the science facilities
Scientist James Clugston with dried and pressed plant specimens from the herbarium

Our collections

Learn more about the Gardens' extensive Living Collection, and accessing the herbarium collection and library.
Learn about our diverse collection
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Australian Institute of Botanical Science Prospectus

The Prospectus provides an overview of the collections and services of the Australian Institute of Botanical Science , as well as a selection of our current research actions.

Read the Prospectus
Scientist Nathan Emery examines seeds in a research lab

Publications

See our scientific journals including Cunninghamia and Telopea
Explore a range of science journals and publications
Scientist Nathan Emery examines seeds in a research lab

Collaboration opportunities

Are you an early career scientist, or volunteer seeking fieldwork experience? Learn about opportunities with us.
Discover academic opportunities