Kings Park Science

School of Biological Sciences & Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia

Based at Kings Park Science, Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions

+61 8 94803642

Person details


Current activities

 Dr Sinclair is a project leader for Project E6 Assisting restoration of ecosystem engineers through seed-based and shoot-based programs in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site. She is assessing genomic diversity and connectivity across the salinity gradient for the two dominant temperate seagrass species – Amphibolis antarctica and Posidonia australis.


Liz is an evolutionary biologist with 20 years experience as a researcher in population genetics and conservation. She has experience with terrestrial, aquatic and marine organisms. Her research over the past decade has focused on patterns of genetic diversity and connectivity in temperate Australian seagrasses (Posidonia spp.), from clonal diversity, mating systems, population genetics, long distance dispersal and recruitment. Genetic patterns are interpreted using a multidisciplinary approach – oceanography, regional hydrodynamic spatial modelling, and life history traits. These data are assisting with seagrass restoration in changing climates.

Academic qualifications

PhD (1998) - Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia
BSc (1st Class Honours) - Australian National University

Membership of key national committees

  • Australian Marine Science Society (General board member, WA)
  • Seagrass Restoration Network
  • Genetics Society of Australasia
  • Society for Ecological Restoration