Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born at Christchurch, New Zealand, 3 November
He attended Degilbo State Primary School, Biggenden and Gayndah State Secondary Schools.
He obtained BSc , MSc  and Doctor of Science - Botany/Plant Biology  from The University of Queensland.
Paul has worked at the Queensland Herbarium since 1991. He is employed as a vascular plant taxonomist and has been the editor of the herbarium journal Austrobaileya since 2005.
Major research interests and other roles:
Plant systematics and conservation biology.
Systematics and taxonomy of Australian Rutaceae (especially Zieria), cycads (Cycas, Macrozamia), Argophyllaceae (Argophyllum), Lamiaceae (Plectranthus), Rubiaceae (Psydrax, Everistia), Euphorbiaceae (mainly rainforest genera), Apocynaceae (Marsdenia, Tylophora etc.)
Threatened plant survey (especially rainforests, mountains).
Threatened plant translocation advice (especially cycads).
Aristida forsteri B.K.Simon,
Boronia forsteri Duretto,
Hibiscus forsteri F.D.Wilson,
Marsdenia forsteri I.M.Turner,
Micromyrtus forsteri A.R.Bean,
Parmotrema forsteri Elix & R.W.Rogers,
Parsonsia paulforsteri J.B.Williams,
Prolixus forsteri J.J.Beard,
Psydrax forsteri S.T.Reynolds & R.J.F.Hend.
Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1992), Supplement No. 3 to 'Botanists of the eucalypts - 1978'.CSIRO,
Data from 74,419 specimens