Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in North Adelaide, South Australia, 22 May 1946.
Botanist, State Herbarium of South Australia (AD) (1972); Curator, Cheeseman Herbarium, Auckland, NZ, (AK) (1972-1978); foundation Curator, Tasmanian Herbarium (HO) (1978-1992); Editor/Executive Editor, Flora of Australia (1992-1998), Director (and other positions) at ABRS Flora Section (1998-2003); botanist and Herbarium Registrar, Australian National Herbarium, Canberra, (2003-2005); Compiler, Australian Plant Census (2005-2006); Assistant Manager, Plant Biosecurity, Biosecurity Australia (2006-2009), Australian Botanical Liaison Officer, ABLO, Kew (2008-2009).
In retirement, compiling and publishing a detailed biography of the botanist/explorer Allan Cunningham.
Main research interests in Rosaceae, Haloragaceae, Asteraceae, Rubiaceae. Collections mainly in AD (pre-1972), AK (New Zealand, some Australia) and HO (Tasmania), but duplicates widely distributed.
Plant collections from all Australian States and Territories, and New Zealand.
Source: Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]; A.E. Orchard pers com 2.3.2015
10,771 collections were listed on 11/3/2015