Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born 8 October, 1940;
Ros gained her Master of Science degree from The University of Queensland in 1966 and Master of Agricultural Science degree from The University of Melbourne in 1984.
She spent many years as an entomologist at the Keith Turnbull Research Institute in Frankston, Victoria working on the biological control of pest plants and animals, which included research in South Africa.
She is a keen bush walker, and now spends much of her time travelling in Australia and around the world, photographing and documenting plants.
She is a co-author of the poplular book, Weeds of the South-East - an Identification Guide for Australia 3rd edition (2016)
Ros 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: Extracted from: Back dust-jacket of 'Weeds of the South East' (2016)
NLA Author Catalogue
Portrait Photo: 2018, in Iran, R.W.Purdie.
Data from 189 specimens