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Karen L. Wilson

Systematic botanist - formerly employed at the National Herbarium of NSW and now an Honorary Research Associate there. Plant groups of particular research interest: Casuarinaceae (she-oaks), Cyperaceae (sedges), Juncaceae (rushes) and Polgyonaceae (docks, lignum, smartweeds, etc.). Also interested in interactive identification tools. Over a 40+ year career in botany also involved in national and international organisations and projects in biodiversity informatics and nomenclature.

Karen L.'s work profile

Karen L. works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution

Karen L.'s primary institution is: National Herbarium of New South Wales, RBG&DT Sydney

Karen L.'s position is: Honorary Research Associate

Karen L.'s work in taxonomy 

Karen L. has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Information Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Karen L.'s skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Nomenclature, Biogeography

Karen L. works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants, Casuarinaceae, Cyperaceae, Juncaceae and Polgyonaceae

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Karen L. 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

Use the button below to contact Karen L. for one of the reasons above. Please don't make contact for any other reason.