The book: Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia: strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections by Offord CA and Meagher PF (2009) is available from the Australian Network for Plant Conservation.
Various chapters of interest include:
- Seed and vegetative material collection
- Seed banking
- Tissue Culture
- Living plant collections
- Seed germination and dormancy
An Introduction to Tropical Rainforest by T.C. Whitmore (1990, Oxford University Press New York) is an excellent introduction to rainforest ecology.
For more detailed information on Australian rainforest, particulary the Gondwana Rainforest, the book Remnants of Gondwana: A natural and Social History of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (Edited by R. Kitching, R. Braithwaite and J. Cavanaugh, 2010, Surrey Beatty & Sons Baulkham Hills) is also very useful.