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Margaret Brookes

My early life was spent as a gardener with an interest in history and horticultural plant nomenclature. Then I moved on to Botany. During my recent part time BSc (Hons), I volunteered at the University of Melbourne Herbarium (MELU). I now work part time with student volunteers at MELU, enter data, image specimens and write a bit. I also became an Hon. Assoc. at the National Herbarium of Victoria in order to expand the algal collection there and to investigate early algal collections and their collectors: John Bracebridge Wilson, Norval Hansen, Josephine Tilden and Robert D. Lee who should all be better known. I enjoy the detail of nomenclature and researching collectors and collections.

Margaret's work profile

Margaret works in the following sector(s): University, Collections Institution

Margaret's primary institution is: National Herbarium of Victoria

Margaret's position is: Honorary Associate: Algae

Margaret's work in taxonomy 

Margaret has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Information Management, Science Communication

Margaret's skills are in Classification, Nomenclature, Imaging, Other

Margaret works on the taxonomy of Algae, Plants,

Margaret 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 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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