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Andrew Brown

Prior to retiring in 2017 I was a Conservation Biologist and Taxonomist at the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions where I coordinated research and recovery work on threatened flora and prepared taxonomic treatments in the Orchidaceae and Scrophulariaceae.

I am currently a Research Associate at the Western Australian Herbarium, specialising in the Orchidaceae, Colchicaceae and Scrophulariaceae.

I am the author/co-author of 150 journal publications and 12 books on Western Australian flora and have collaborated in the formal descriptions of 140 new Western Australian orchid taxa, 22 Eremophila taxa and a smattering of taxa in several other genera.

I am a life member of the Western Australian Native Orchid Study and Conservation Group, a foundation member of the Australian Orchid Foundation and a member of the Orchid Specialist Group of the IUCN.

Current interests include ongoing taxonomic research and the preparation of articles and books on the Western Australian flora.

Andrew's work profile

Andrew works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution

Andrew's primary institution is: Western Australian Herbarium

Andrew's position is: Research Associate

Andrew's work in taxonomy 

Andrew has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication

Andrew's skills are in Species delimitation, Classification, Nomenclature, Biogeography, Imaging

Andrew works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants, Orchidaceae, Orchids, Colchicaceae, Wurmbea, Scrophulariaceae, Eremophila

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