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Research Scientist, Western Australian Herbarium.

0.5 FTE - taxonomic research, herbarium journal (Nuytsia) editor

0.5 FTE - botanical collections community coordinator (CCC) for the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA)


Expertise

I have taxonomic expertise in the following groups: Sphaerolobium (Fabaceae: Mirbelieae), Tephrosia (Fabaceae: Millettieae), Synaphea (Proteaceae: Conospermeae) and Tetratheca (Elaeocarpaceae, formerly Tremandraceae) and have been involved in revisionary studies and phylogenetic research using both morphological and molecular characters, and conservation biology.


Publications (58)

Departmental Publications (58)

Found 58 items

2017

Butcher R, van Leeuwen S, Thiele K (2017). Taxonomic studies in Tephrosia Pers. (Fabaceae) in northern Western Australia: final report for Rio Tinto Pty Ltd, Mesa A Terrestrial Offset Project. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 122 p.

Joyce EM, Butcher R, Byrne M, Grierson PF, Hankinson M, Thiele KR (2017). Taxonomic resolution of the Tetratheca hirsuta (Elaeocarpaceae) species complex using an integrative approach. Australian Systematic Botany 30, pp. 1–25

2016

Butcher R (2016). ALA: what’s waiting in the wings? (ABSTRACT). In Systematic Botany: a View From the Centre: Proceedings of the Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference, 26-29 September, 2016, Alice Springs, Australia p. 18

Butcher R (2016). Collections community coordinator update (aka: ALA CCC FYIs). Australasian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 168/169, pp. 48–50

Butcher R, Davis R, Albrecht D, Jobson P (2016). Vascular plants report: Kiwirrkurra Indigenous Protected Area, Western Australia, 6/9/15-18/9/15. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 50 p.

Butcher R, Dillon SJ (2016). Vigna sp. central (M.E. Trudgen 1626) (Fabaceae: Phaseolae) is not distinct from V. sp. Hamersley Clay (A.A. Mitchell PRP 113). Nuytsia 27, pp. 31–32

Holland AE, Butcher R (2016). Vigna triodiophila (Fabaceae: Phaseolae), a new conservation-listed species from the Pilbara, Western Australia. Nuytsia 27, pp. 77–83

Luu R, Butcher R, Brown A (2016). Synaphea sp. Pinjarra Plain (A.S. George 17182) interim recovery plan, 2016-2021. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Western Australia, Interim Recovery Plan 363, 23 p.

2015

Wege JA, Thiele KR, Shepherd KA, Butcher R, Macfarlane TD, Coates DJ (2015). Strategic taxonomy in a biodiverse landscape: a novel approach to maximizing conservation outcomes for rare and poorly known flora. Biodiversity and Conservation 24, pp. 17–32

2014

Butcher R, Thiele KR (2014). An investigation of taxon boundaries in rare and range-restricted Synaphea (Proteaceae: Conosperminae) species from south-west Western Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 27, pp. 119–144

Makinson RO, Butcher R (2014). The type-host species of Puccinia cygnorum re-determined as Kunzea glabrescens (Myrtaceae). Australasian Plant Disease Notes 9, pp. 1–3

2013

Butcher R (2013). A new, rare Tetratheca from the goldfields region.Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 66/2013, pp.

Butcher R, Thiele K, Tapper S-L, Byrne M (2013). The more you look, the more you find: morphology and molecules identify rare and range-restricted Synaphea R.Br. (Proteaceae) taxa from Western Australia's Swan Coastal Plain (ABSTRACT). In Systematics without Borders: 1-6 December, 2013, Sydney, Australia p. 84

Gibson N, Butcher R (2013). There are greater things in life than cricket? Tetratheca aphylla (Elaeocarpaceae), James Drummond and the exploration of the Helena and Aurora Range. Nuytsia 23, pp. 95–99

2012

Butcher R (2012). Tackling Tephrosia (Fabaceae) in north-western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Program and Abstracts: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012: Local Knowledge, Global Delivery: 23-28 September, Perth, Western Australia p. 22

Butcher R (2012). Tephrosia bidwillii (Fabaceae: Millettieae) does not occur in Western Australia. Nuytsia 22, pp. 41–42

Butcher R (2012). Three new species allied to the Mirbelia viminalis group (Fabaceae: Mirbelieae), from Western Australia. Nuytsia 22, pp. 75–92

Butcher R, Cockerton GTB (2012). Tetratheca spenceri (Elaeocarpaceae), a new rare and range-restricted species from the Coolgardie bioregion, Western Australia. Nuytsia 22, pp. 111–120

Butcher R, Hurter PJH (2012). Tephrosia oxalideae (Fabaceae: Millettieae), a new species from the Pilbara and Gascoyne bioregions of Western Australia. Nuytsia 22, pp. 341–349

Shepherd KA, Butcher R, Wege J (2012). Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012: Local Knowledge, Global Delivery: 23-28 September, Perth, Western Australia. Available at http://www.asbs2012perth.com/. ASBS 2012 Perth Conference Committee, Perth. 30 p.

Wege J, Butcher R, Shepherd K, Lemson K, Barrett R, Jobson P et al. [Thiele K] (eds) (2012). Program and Abstracts: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012: Local Knowledge, Global Delivery: 23-28 September, Perth, Western Australia. ASBS 2012 Perth Conference Committee, Perth. 65 p.

2011

Butcher R, Byrne M, Crayn D (2011). So near yet so far: evolutionary relationships among rare Tetratheca species endemic to banded ironstone ranges in Western Australia (POSTER ABSTRACT). In IBC2011, XVIII International Botanical Congress: Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July 2011, Melbourne Congress and Exhibition Centre, Nomenclature Section, 17-22 July, 2011, University of Melbourne: Abstract Book p. 368

Davis RW, Butcher R (2011). Valid publication of Ptilotus stirlingii subsp. australis (Amaranthaceae). Nuytsia 21, pp. 31–32

Hollister C, Butcher R, Thiele K (2011). Key to Synaphea in Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K, Butcher R (2011). Keys to the Proteaceae of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Wege JA, Shepherd KA, Butcher R, Thiele KR (2011). Targeted taxonomy in Western Australia: positives and pitfalls (ABSTRACT). In IBC2011, XVIII International Botanical Congress: Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July 2011, Melbourne Congress and Exhibition Centre, Nomenclature Section, 17-22 July, 2011, University of Melbourne: Abstract Book pp. 425–426

2010

Butcher R (2010). Tetratheca sp. Mt Solus (F. Obbens 307/98) (Elaeocarpaceae) is not distinct from Tetratheca affinis. Nuytsia 20, pp. 319–320

Butcher R, Davis R, Gibson N, Wege J (2010). Weighing up the numbers: case studies in the use of numerical taxonomy for resolving conservation-listed taxa in south-west Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc.: 8th National Conference: Planning Conservation to Achieving Restoration, 28 September to 1 October 2010, Perth, W.A.: Program & Abstracts p. 19

Byrne M, Coates D, Millar M, Walker E, Yates C, Gibson N et al [Elliott C, Butcher R, Sampson J] (2010). Conservation genetics of threatened species in the diverse flora of Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Threatened Species Research Forum: Western Australian Ecology Centre, 9th July 2010: a Review of WA Government Research into Threatened Species p. 8

Davis RW, Butcher R (2010). Re-evaluation of Ptilotus polystachyus sens.lat. (Amaranthaceae) and creation of the new combination Ptilotus giganteus. Nuytsia 20, pp. 217–227

Davis RW, Butcher R (2010). The status of infraspecific taxa and new subspecies in Ptilotus stirlingii (Amaranthaceae). Nuytsia 20, pp. 261–270

Thiele K, Butcher R, Shepherd K, Wege J (2010). Offset C: taxonomic studies on the flora of the Burrup Peninsula and surrounding areas: Pluto terrestrial offset agreement. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 129 p.

2009

Butcher R (2009). Tetratheca plumosa (Elaeocarpaceae), a new species closely allied to Tetratheca similis from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 19, pp. 9–16

2008

Butcher R (2008). Platytheca anasima (Elaeocarpaceae) a new, geographically restricted species from the Whicher Range, south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 18, pp. 31–37

Butcher R (2008). Rediscovery of Tetratheca nuda var. spartea (Elaeocarpaceae) in south-west Western Australia and elevation to specific rank. Nuytsia 18, pp. 39–47

Lander N, Butcher R (2008). The Western Australian Herbarium. PowerPoint presentation at Flora Conservation Course: Perup Forest Ecology Centre, 22-26 September, 2008. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 7 p.

Shepherd K, Butcher R (2008). Vale Lorraine Cobb, April 12th 1951-April 5th 2008. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 135, pp. 8–11

2007

Butcher R (2007). A report on the conservation biology of Synaphea trifolina R.Butcher ms. (=Synaphea sp. Pinjarra (R. Davis 6578)) (Proteaceae: Conospermeae), a critically endangered Pinjarra Plain endemic shrub. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 89 p.

Butcher R (2007). Four new conservation-listed species of Synaphea (Proteaceae: Conospermineae) from the jarrah forest region of south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 97–116

Butcher R (2007). New taxa of leafless Tetratheca (Elaeocarpaceae, formerly Tremandraceae) from Western Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 20, pp. 139–160

Butcher R (2007). Tetratheca exasperata and T. phoenix (Elaeocarpaceae), two new conservation-listed species allied to T. setigera, from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 117–126

Butcher R (2007). Tetratheca pilata (Elaeocarpaceae), a new and apparently rare species from the Ongerup area of south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 127–133

Butcher R, Byrne M, Crayn DM (2007). Evidence for convergent evolution among phylogenetically distant rare species of Tetratheca (Elaeocarpaceae, formerly Tremandraceae) from Western Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 20, pp. 126–138

Butcher R, Markey AS (2007). Persoonia manotricha (Proteaceae: Persoonioideae), a new species associated with banded iron formation ranges in the midwest region, Western Australia. Nuytsia 17, pp. 135–146

Wege JA, Shepherd KA, Butcher R (2007). Preface. Nuytsia 17, p. i

Wege JA, Shepherd KA, Butcher R (2007). Special edition of Nuytsia launched. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 133, pp. 42–43

2006

Butcher R (2006). Synaphea xela (Proteaceae: Conosperminae), a new species from the Jurien-Eneabba area of south-west Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89, pp. 123–127

Butcher R, Wege J, Shepherd K (2006). Vale Jennifer Anne Chappill: July 26th, 1959-August 8th, 2006. 129, pp. 6–11

2005

Butcher R, Sage LW (2005). Tetratheca fordiana (Elaeocarpaceae), a new species from the Pilbara of Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88, pp. 73–76

Coates DJ, Patrick S, Butcher R (2005). Drummond to DNA: evolutionary patterns and conservation of the southwest flora. Curtin University of Technology, Department of Environmental Biology, Bulletin 27, pp. 63–76

2004

Butcher R (2004). A survey of gazetted and proposed declared rare species of Synaphea (Proteaceae) occurring on the Pinjarra plain. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA. 141 p.

2002

Butcher R, Byrne M, Coates D (2002). A study of molecular and morphological variation within and between Tetratheca (Tremandraceae) from Windarling and Die Hardy Ranges, Coolgardie District, W.A.. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 63 p.

Rozefelds AC, Butcher R, Murray W (2002). The species of Sphaerolobium (Fabaceae) in Tasmania. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 136, pp. 153–158

2001

Butcher R (2001). Sphaerolobium benetectum (Leguminosae: Mirbelieae), a new species from south- west Western Australia. Nuytsia 13, pp. 449–455

Butcher R, Byrne M, Coates D (2001). DNA sequence variation in the declared rare species Tetratheca aphylla, T. paynterae and T. harperi (Tremandraceae): report submitted to Portman Iron Ore. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington. 28 p.

Butcher R, Chappill JA (2001). Sphaerolobium macranthum (Leguminosae: Mirbelieae) complex revised. Australian Systematic Botany 14, pp. 155–173

2000

Butcher R (2000). Synaphea brachyceras (Proteaceae: Conospermeae), new species from the Arthur River area in south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 13, pp. 265–271

1998

Butcher R (1998). Sphaerolobium pubescens and Sphaerolobium rostratum (Leguminosae: Mirbelieae), a new species from Western Australia. Nuytsia 12, pp. 171–178