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David Cantrill

I am Chief Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Director of the National Herbarium of Victoria that houses the State Botanical Collection. Building and enhancing the collection and then making this accessible is a passion. By training I am a Palaeobotanist and have worked on fossils from the Permian to Cenozoic.

David's work profile

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

David's primary institution is: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

David's position is: Executive Director Science

David's work in taxonomy 

David has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Institution Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

David's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Nomenclature, Biogeography

David works on the taxonomy of Plants, Conifers,

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