Staff Profiles


Linda Broadhurst

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Ph.D., Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1999




Phone (+61) 02 6246 4988
Fax: (+61) 02 6246 5000


Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
CSIRO Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601




My research centres on identifying processes which contribute to the genetic structure resident within natural plant populations. Much of this research is currently directed towards understanding how impacts such as remnant size, degree of isolation and level of degradation associated with recent landscape fragmentation affect plant population viability. This research is utilising a range of molecular markers to assess levels of genetic diversity and mating systems as well as demographic assessments and growth trials. Closely allied with this project is a strong interest in determining whether fragmentation is also influencing microbial diversity within the remaining remnant vegetation. My other interests include developing a framework to assess species' provenance, particularly for those species commonly used in the restoration of degraded landscapes. I am also interested in hybridisation events which have the potential to threaten species integrity and whether this is exacerbated by fragmentation and isolation.


  • Broadhurst, L.M. & Tan, B.H. 1993. Induced germination and germinant survival in the many-flowered Fringe Lily (Thysanotus multiflorus R. Br., Anthericaceae). Mulga Research Centre Journal 11: 30-33.

  • Tan, B.H. & Broadhurst, L.M. 1993. Successful germination of Fringe Lily. Australian Horticulture 91: 48-51.

  • Tan, B.H. & Broadhurst, L.M. 1994. Geleznowia - a threatened WA wildflower. Australian Horticulture 92: 78-79.

  • Broadhurst, L.M. & Tan, B.H. 1995. A preliminary investigation of the flavonoid compounds in floral tissues of Geleznowia verrucosa Turcz. (Rutaceae). Mulga Research Centre Journal 12: 23-29.

  • Broadhurst, L.M., Coates, D.J. & Tan, B.H. 1999. Genetic diversity in the monotypic endemic species Geleznowia verrucosa Turcz. (Rutaceae). Heredity 82: 292-299.

  • Broadhurst, L.M. 2000. Morphometric analysis of variation in Geleznowia verrucosa Turcz. (Rutaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 13: 479-490.

  • Broadhurst, L.M. & Tan. B.H. 2001. Floral biology of the Western Australian endemic species, Geleznowia verrucosa Turcz. (Rutaceae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia 84: 83-89.

  • Broadhurst, L.M. Coates, D.J. & Tan, B.H. 2001. Patterns of morphological variation and allelic distribution across a zone of hybridisation between two Geleznowia subspecies (Rutaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 49: 1-8.

  • Broadhurst, L., & Coates, D. 2002. Genetic diversity within and divergence between rare and geographically widespread taxa of the Acacia acuminata (Mimosaceae) complex. Heredity 88: 250-257.

  • Coates, D.J., Keighery, G.J. & Broadhurst, L.M. In press. Genetic and morphological variation, and the mating system in Eucalyptus gomphocephala DC. (Tuart). Proceedings of the Biology of Tuart Symposium 21-22 March 1998



Genetic and Ecological Viability of Plant Populations in Remnant Vegetation
Ecosystem Restoration