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Ashley Field

My research program investigates the evolution, biodiversity, systematics, rarity, conservation and extinction in ferns, lycophytes and vascular epiphytes in the Wet Tropics, Australia. I specialise on the genus Phlegmariurus (Lycopodiaceae) globally. I am the curator of fern and lycopod families at the Queensland Herbarium (BRI, Brisbane) and the Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS, Cairns). I am a member of the global initiative the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group.

Ashley's work profile

Ashley works in the following sector(s): University, Collections Institution, Other government agency

Ashley's primary institution is: Queensland Herbarium, Department of Environment and Science

Ashley's position is: Senior Botanist

Ashley's work in taxonomy 

Ashley has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Ashley's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Nomenclature, Genetics & Genomics, Biogeography, Imaging

Ashley works on the taxonomy of Plants, Lycophytes, Ferns, Flowering Plants, Animals, Molluscs, Ferns: Aspleniaceae, Athyriaceae, Blechnaceae, Cyatheaceae, Davalliaceae, Dennstaedtiaceae, Dicksoniaceae, Dipteridaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Gleicheniaceae, Hymenophyllaceae, Isoetaceae, Lindsaeaceae, Lomariopsidaceae, Lycopodiaceae, Lygodiaceae, Marratiaceae, Marsileaceae, Nephrolepidaceae, Ophioglossaceae, Osmundaceae, Polypodiaceae, Psilotaceae, Pteridaceae, Selaginellaceae, Tectariaceae, Thelypteridaceae. Flowering plants: Moraceae, Nymphaeaceae, Salicaceae.

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