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Email Andrew

+61 8 9219 9063

Facsimile
+61 8 9334 0327
Street Address
17 Dick Perry Avenue, Technology Park, Western Precinct, Kensington WA 6151, Australia
Postal Address
Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983, Australia

Profile

I am a Research Scientist responsible for the day to day running of the Departments ex situ seed conservation facility, the Threatened Flora Seed Centre. I am involved with all aspects of the seed conservation process from the collection, cleaning and long term storage of seeds to germinating seeds to determine their viability or for use in translocations.


Expertise

  • Ex situ seed conservation
  • Seed collection, storage and longevity
  • Seed dormancy and germination in Western Australian plants

Brief CV

Bachelor of Science (Horticulture) with 2A honours, The University of Western Australia, 1994.

PhD, The University of Western Australia, 2013.


Projects

  • Conservation seed collection and storage for the Millennium Seed Bank Project
  • Ex situ seed conservation in Australia: Factors affecting seed longevity

Publications (37)

Departmental Publications (33)

Found 33 items

2015

Cochrane A, Crawford A, Monks L (2015). Making a difference: seed conservation, translocation and threatened plant recovery. Poster presented at the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology, Montpellier, France, August 2-6 2015.

2014

Cochrane A, Crawford A, Coates D (2014). Addressing Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in Western Australia. Australasian Plant Conservation 22(4), pp. 13–15

Crawford A, Monaghan A, Brundrett M, Wisolith A, Cochrane A (2014). Seed science to improve restoration (ABSTRACT). In 2nd Conference of SERA, Society for Ecological Restoration, From Large to Small Islands, 17-21 Nov 2014, Nouméa, New Caledonia, Nouvata Park: Conference Proceedings p. 84

2013

Cochrane A, Crawford A (2013). 21 years of seed conservation in WA Department of Environment and Conservation: achievements and future directions. Australasian Plant Conservation 21(4), pp. 21–23

Crawford AD (2013). Seed storage and longevity of Australian plant species. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Western Australia. 76 p.

Crawford AD, Hay FR, Plummer JA, Probert RJ, Steadman KJ (2013). One-step fitting of seed viability constants for two Australian plant species, Eucalyptus erythrocorys (Myrtaceae) and Xanthorrhoea preissii (Xanthorrhoeacea). Australian Journal of Botany 61, pp. 1–10

2012

Cochrane A, Coates D, Crawford A, Monks L, Dillon R, Barrett S (2012). Seeds and threatened species management (ABSTRACT). In Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Conference: Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 28-30 November 2012: Program and Conference Abstracts p. 46

Cochrane A, Crawford A (2012). 21 years of seed conservation in the WA Department of Environment and Conservation: achievements and future directions (ABSTRACT). In Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc. (ANPC) 9th National Conference: Plant Conservation in Australia: Achievements and Future Directions: Celebrating the ANPC's 21st Year: Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2012, Canberra ACT: Program and Abstracts p. 14

2011

Crawford AD, Plummer JA, Probert RJ, Steadman KJ (2011). The influence of cone age on the relative longevity of Banksia seeds. Annals of Botany 107, pp. 303–309

2010

Cochrane A, Crawford A, Monaghan A, Dudley S, Elkins B, Barrett L, Schreck S (2010). Integrating seed science into seed banking provides critical support for threatened flora conservation (ABSTRACT). In Threatened Species Research Forum: Western Australian Ecology Centre, 9th July 2010: a Review of WA Government Research into Threatened Species p. 9

Crawford A, Cochrane A (2010). Seed saviours ensure all is not lost. Hort Journal Australia 3(3), pp. 6–7

2009

Cochrane A, Crawford A (2009). Seed conservation: supporting the conservation of plant diversity. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 18/2009, 2 p.

Cochrane A, Crawford AD, Offord CA (2009). Seed and vegetative material collection. In Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia: Strategies and Guidelines for Developing, Managing and Utilising Ex Situ Collections. Fully rev ed Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra. pp. 35–62

Cochrane A, Monks L, Crawford A (2009). Lessons learnt from linking ex situ to in situ conservation of threatened plant species (ABSTRACT). In SERI 2009: World Conference on Ecological Restoration: Making Change in a Changing World: 19th Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Sunday 23 August to Thursday 27 August 2009: Conference Abstracts p. 162

Crawford A, Monks L (2009). The road to recovery: the contribution of seed conservation and reintroduction to species recovery in Western Australia. Australasian Plant Conservation 17(4), pp. 15–17

Wilkins CF, Ladd PG, Vincent BJ, Crawford AD, Sage LW (2009). Using hierarchies of cause to inform conservation of a naturally rare but critically endangered shrub Lasiopetalum pterocarpum (Malvaceae s.l.). Australian Journal of Botany 57, pp. 414–424

2007

Cochrane A, Crawford A (2007). Ex situ seed conservation: copy of PowerPoint presentation. In Flora Management Course: Porongurups, 17-21 September, 2007 Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. pp. 1–24

Cochrane A, Crawford A (2007). Ex situ seed conservation. PowerPoint presentation at Flora Conservation Course: Perup Forest Ecology Centre, 22-26 September, 2008. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 28 p.

Cochrane A, Crawford A, Monks L (2007). Achieving Target 8 of the GSPC in Western Australia. Samara 13, pp. 11–12

Cochrane JA, Crawford AD, Monks LT (2007). The significance of ex situ seed conservation to reintroduction of threatened plants. Australian Journal of Botany 55, pp. 356–361

Crawford AD, Steadman KJ, Plummer JA, Cochrane A, Probert RJ (2007). Analysis of seed-bank data confirms suitability of international seed-storage standards for the Australian flora. Australian Journal of Botany 55, pp. 18–29

Monks L, Crawford A (2007). Translocation of threatened flora: copy of PowerPoint presentation. In Flora Management Course: Porongurups, 17-21 September, 2007 Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. pp. 1–15

Probert R, Adams J, Coneybeer J, Crawford A, Hay F (2007). Seed quality for conservation is critically affected by pre-storage factors. Australian Journal of Botany 55, pp. 326–335

Smith PP, Trivedi C, Cochrane A, Crawford A, Way M (2007). The Millennium Seed Bank Project delivering Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. BGJournal 4(2), pp. 9–12

Wilkins CF, Vincent BJ, Crawford AD, Ladd PG, Sage LW (2007). Conservation biology of a naturally rare but critically endangered shrub Lasiopetalum pterocarpum (Malvaceae s.l.): report to DEC, February 2007. University of Western Australia, School of Plant Biology, Crawley. 22 p.

2005

Coates D, Crawford A, Dixon K, McArthur S, Monks L, Rokich D et al. (2005). Advances in Plant Conservation Biology: Implications for Flora Management and Restoration: Symposium Program and Abstracts, Perth, Western Australia, 25-27 October 2005. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 48 p.

Cochrane A, Crawford A, Monks L (2005). The significance of ex situ conservation to plant recovery in southern Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Advances in Plant Conservation Biology: Implications for Flora Management and Restoration: Symposium Program and Abstracts 25-27 October 2005 p. 14

Crawford AD, Cochrane A, Steadman KJ, Plummer JA, Probert RJ (2005). Successful storage of seed from threatened west Australian plants. Poster presented at the Advances in Plant Conservation Biology: Implications for Flora Management and Restoration: Symposium.

Crawford AD, Cochrane JA, Steadman KJ, Plummer JA, Probert RJ (2005). Successful storage of seed from threatened west Australian plants (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Advances in Plant Conservation Biology: Implications for Flora Management and Restoration: Symposium Program and Abstracts 25-27 October 2005 p. 26

2004

Pearce T, Coates D, Cochrane A, Crawford A, Sweedman L, Elkins B, et al. (2004). The Millennium Seed Bank Project in Western Australia: achievements, 2001-2004 (POSTER ABSTRACT). Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 8 p.

2003

Crawford A, Cochrane A, Probert R (2003). Acid scarification: an effective method of removing physical dormancy in five Western Australian Acacia (Mimosaceae) species. In Seed Conservation: Turning Science into Practice Kew Publishing, Kew. pp. 555–562

Hoey B, Patrick S, Crawford A, Muir B (2003). Awash in colour: painting a path through the Murchison, August 28-September 6, 2003 (PAMPHLET). 29 p.

2002

Cochrane A, Crawford A (2002). Investigation into rate and level of germination of selected Melaleuca species used for oil production (M. lateriflora and M. acuminata): report to Farm Forestry Unit, Department of Conservation and Land Management. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 6 p.

Additional Publications (4)

(“In press” and draft publications, or those published while employed elsewhere.)

2004

Gallagher RS. Steadman KJ. Crawford AD. (2004) Alleviation of dormancy in annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) seeds by hydration and after-ripening. Weed Science 52, pp. 968–975.

2003

Steadman KJ. Crawford AD. Gallagher RS. (2003) Dormancy release in Lolium rigidum seeds is a function of thermal after-ripening time and seed water content. Functional Plant Biology 30, pp. 345–352

2000

Plummer J. Crawford A. Hall D. Growns D. Watkins P. (2000) Yellow Bells — A new cut flower for Australia. A report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. RIRDC. 98 p.

1995

Plummer, JA. Crawford AD. Taylor SK. (1995) Germination of Lomandra sonderi (Dasypogonaceae) promoted by pericarp removal and chemical stimulation of the embryo.  Australian Journal of Botany  43, pp. 223–230