Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 8 Feb. 1944;
Robert (Rob) gained his Master of Agricultural Science degree from The University of Melbourne in 1976 and spent most of his career as a research scientist at the Keith Turnbull Research Institute in Frankston, Victoria working on the physiology and ecology of weeds, and the application and formulation of herbicides.
He now specialises in editing and plant identification for the publishing business he runs with Fiona Richardson. They work from their bush property in the Brisbane Ranges of Victoria and are both keen sailors and photographers.
He is a co-author of the poplular book, Weeds of the South-East - an Identification Guide for Australia 3rd edition (2016)
With his wife Fiona, he has been a significant donor to the Australian Plant Image Index, mantained by the Australian National Botanic Gardens, especially with regard to photographs of weeds and naturalised plants in Australia.
Source: Back dust-jacket of 'Weeds of the South East' (2016)
NLA Author Catalogue
Portrait Photo: none yet.