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Andrew Ford

Andrew is an experienced botanist and plant ecologist in north-east Queensland, although grew up in the greater Sydney and Narrabeen Sandstone area (Wollemi, before it was famous!!) Greatest expertise is in the rainforests of northern Australia and the sclerophyll shrub woodlands and heath communities on the elevated areas of the Atherton Tablelands. Interests: many families, Myrtaceae, Polygalaceae and Rubiaceae dominantly. Other interests; fire ecology of rainforest and sclerophyll vegetation and species. Dynamics and demography of vegetation and species.

Andrew's work profile

Andrew works in the following sector(s): Other government agency

Andrew's primary institution is: CSIRO Land and Water

Andrew's position is: Research Technician

Andrew's work in taxonomy 

Andrew has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing, Other

Andrew's skills are in Species delimitation, Nomenclature, Biogeography, Bioinformatics

Andrew works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants,

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Andrew is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

Contact from others in the taxonomy community regarding taxonomy-related issues

Contact from members of the public for advice in areas of expertise (but not for identifications)

Contact from members of the public for identifications in areas of expertise

Contact by prospective students and others who could benefit from mentorship

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