Grevillea obtusiflora subsp. obtusiflora and subsp. fecunda Recovery Plan

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, September 2001
ISBN 0 731 36281 0

12 Research

Many facets of the biology and ecology of Grevillea obtusiflora are not known. A program of biological and ecological research provides the opportunity to collect and analyse this information. This information will guide future management practices.

12.1 Objectives

The objectives of the research program are to;

  • encourage research into aspects of the ecology of G. obtusiflora that is likely to provide information valuable to the recovery of the taxon, and
  • understand essential aspects of the ecology of G. obtusiflora.

12.2 Recovery Actions

  • The NPWS will encourage and facilitate research on the;
    • seed biology (dormancy and germination) of G. obtusiflora subsp. fecunda,
    • fruit production of G. obtusiflora subsp. obtusiflora,
    • pollinators of G. obtusiflora subsp. obtusiflora and subsp. fecunda,
    • response to fire of G. obtusiflora subsp. obtusiflora and subsp. fecunda,
    • effect of soil-borne pathogens on G. obtusiflora, and
    • genetic variation in G. obtusiflora subsp. obtusiflora, in order to address specific information gaps in the understanding of the taxa's ecology.

12.3 Performance Criteria

  • A research project on an aspect of biology or ecology of G. obtusiflora subsp. obtusiflora or subsp. fecunda is commenced within three years.