Professor of Plant Conservation Biology, University of Adelaide

Professor Andrew Lowe is Chair in Plant Conservation Biology, Deputy Dean - Partnerships and Collaboration, Faculty of Sciences and Director of the Centre for Conservation Science and Technology at the University of Adelaide; and Principal Advisor - Biodiversity Research Partnerships in the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Andrew’s predominant research interest is ‘how do plants survive and adapt to anthropomorphized landscapes?’

He leads a group applying ecological and genomic analyses, to understand and develop management strategies for a range of landscapes; historical, contemporary and future; intact, fragmented and exploited.

Andrew is passionate about communicating science, particularly the threats and solutions to biodiversity pressures.

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  • –present
    Professor of Plant Conservation Biology, University of Adelaide


  • 1996 
    St Andrews University UK, PhD in Plant Evolutionary Genetics

Research Areas

  • Population, Ecological And Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Evolutionary Biology (0603)
  • Plant Biology (0607)
  • Plant Systematics And Taxonomy (060310)
  • Ecology (0602)