Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
David became proficient in
distinguishing between species of Eucalyptus
through his work in the collection of seed. For
nearly twelve years he was in the Seed Section
of CSIRO Division of Forest Research in Canberra, being involved in seed and botanical
collections as well as photographic expeditions
for several CSIRO publications.
David became associated with Ian Brooker in the discovery of new eucalypt species, and for their joint publication of three volumes of Field Guide to Eucalypts in the 1990s.
As a skilled photographer, he contributed many full colour illustrations of the species featured in these and other eucalypt books.
He then became self-employed, living in north Queensland, and involved in the collection and export of native tree seed (largely Eucalyptus and Acacia) for plantation establishment in numerous overseas countries.
Source: Extracted from: back dusk-jacket for Field Guide to the Eucalypts, v.3, 1994.
Portrait Photo: none yet.