Anthospermeae (Rubiaceae) biogeography Coprosma flora and vegetation community survey ironstone floras phylogenetics pollination and dispersal syndromes systematics taxonomy

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Research Scientist, Biogeography, Science Division


  • Flora and plant communities of ironstone ranges of Yilgarn Craton, arid zone flora and inland salt marshes
  • Plant systematics, taxonomy and phylogenetics
  • Plant pollination and seed dispersal syndromes

Brief CV

Academic Qualifications

  • B. Sc. (Zoology & Botany), University of Western Australia, 1993
  • Ph.D. (Evolutionary Ecology). Otago University (New Zealand), 2005. Thesis title: The evolution of fruit traits in Coprosma and the subtribe, Coprosminae (Rubiaceae: Anthospermeae).


  • Flora surveys of the Ironstones Range of the Yilgarn Craton (midwest and Ravensthorpe Ranges) (
  • Targeted flora surveys of arid zone ecosystems in Pilbara and southern sandplains.
  • Floristic survey and vegetation mapping of the Fortescue Marsh (Pilbara)
  • Floristic survey of the Mandora Marsh / Walyarta (Kimberley)