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Our Discovery Mission

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to discover and document all remaining Australian species of plants, animals, fungi and other organisms ... in a generation.

How on Earth are we going to do this?


Roundtable 10: Collections

Session 1

29 April 2020 at 1:30:00 am

Shelley James


There will be many implications of an accelerated species discovery mission for biodiversity collections - think of all the extra specimens collected in the field, loans and exchanges, management of DNA vouchers, samples and sequences, and management of collection databases and information systems. This roundtable will explore these issues, including:

  • How will collections cope with a significantly expanded role and workload?

  • Could some aspects of current collections practices become more efficient? If so, which, and how?

  • What will a collection even look like in 20 years time?

34 people have registered for this session

Lyn Cave

Tasmanian Herbarium

Matt Renner

National Herbarium of New South Wales

Ema Corro


Paige Maroni

The University of Western Australia

Pina Milne

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Sally South

South Australian Museum

Joanna Sumner

Museums Victoria

Keith Maguire

South Australian Museum

Sangay Dema

University of New England

Kathy Ebert

The University of Queensland

Bill Barker

State Herbarium of South Australia

Hannah McPherson

National Herbarium of NSW

Georgina Binns

Macquarie University

Brian Looney

Duke University

Nerida Wilson

Western Australian Museum

Nik Tatarnic

Western Australian Museum

Linda Semeraro

Agriculture Victoria

Ben Parslow

South Australian Museum

Jeremy Bruhl

University of New England

Kathryn Hall

Queensland Museum

Jon Lewis

CSIRO (volunteer)

Todd McLay

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Matt Shaw

South Australian Museum

Shirley Sorokin

South Australian Museum

Nicole Gunter

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Matthew Watters

Deakin University

Ken Walker

Museums Victoria

Matt Renner

National Herbarium of New South Wales

Chris Cargill

Australian National Herbarium

Francesco Martoni

Agriculture Victoria Research - AgriBio

Lauren Hughes

Natural History Museum London

James Dorey

Flinders University

Raees Khan

The University of Adelaide

David Juszkiewicz

Curtin University

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