Melissa Millar


  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am currently a Research Scientist with the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. My chief responsibilities are to conduct research that contributes to the circumscription, conservation and management of Western Australian flora. I utilise a range of molecular genetic techniques to examine the evolutionary processes that maintain genetic diversity and shape patterns of genetic structure in native taxa. My work contributes to understanding long term evolutionary influences on the persistence and phylogeographic structure of native taxa as well as the effects of current anthropogenic disturbances such as fragmentation and the requirements for succesful long term restoration. I am the current Secretary for the Australian Network for Plant Conservation.

Education/Academic qualification

Genetics, PhD, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Biology, Honours, Murdoch University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

External positions

Research Scientist, WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions DBCA

2008 → …

Industry keywords

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental

Research expertise keywords

  • Population genetics
  • Population genetics and evolution
  • population and evolutionary genetics
  • Population structure analysis
  • population ecology
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • molecular ecology
  • Molecular markers
  • flora conservation
  • genetic strucutre
  • gene flow
  • pollen dispersal
  • Phylogeography
  • Ecological restoration
  • Agroforestry
  • Restoration ecology
  • Restoration genetics
  • Life history traits
  • Provenance
  • Seed collection
  • Inselbergs
  • Genetic divergence


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