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Dean Nicolle

Dean Nicolle is a consultant arborist, botanist and ecologist specialising in the systematics and ecology of the eucalypts (genera Angophora, Eucalyptus and Corymbia), having named over 60 new taxa and published numerous peer-reviewed papers and public-interest books on eucalypts. Creator and curator of Currency Creek Arboretum, a specialist eucalypt arboretum focusing on research. The arboretum has the largest collection of eucalypt species in the world, with over 900 species and subspecies (and over 8000 individual plants) having been planted on the site.

Dean's work profile

Dean works in the following sector(s): Consultancy, Personal

Dean's primary institution is: Currency Creek Arboretum

Dean's position is: Eucalyptologist / botanist / ecologist / arborist

Dean's work in taxonomy 

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

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

Dean works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants, Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Angophora, Myrtaceae, Eucalyptae

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Dean 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 re potential citizen science projects that could contribute to taxonomic research

Contact by prospective students and others who could benefit from mentorship

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