Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in 1952.
He completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Agricultural Botany, in Reading, UK in 1972.
He worked for the Northern Territory Herbarium based in Alice Springs in the 1970s.
He was employed by the WA Department of Agriculture for 25 years in various roles that included undertaking rangeland surveys over vast areas of WA (11 years) and a Rangeland Advisor at Meekatharra and Karratha in WA for 12 years.
He was then employed for 13 years as a senior botanist in Darwin for the North Australian Quarantine Strategy.
Andrew then worked for 6 years as an environmental consultant undertaking the mapping of plant communities and the identification of species, especially priority flora at mining and exploration sites.
He has also authored booklets, assessed rangeland monitoring sites for pastoralist and run workshops on plant identification including two weed management training courses in Botswana (Africa) on behalf of the WA Department of Agriculture.
Source: Extracted from: https://www.newlandenviro.com.au/team-view/andrew-mitchell/
Portrait Photo: 1978, Alice Springs Herbarium, George Chippendale photo collection now held by ANBG.
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