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I am mainly interested in the evolution of Australia's vegetation and particularly Tasmania's unique flora. This involves both the study of Tasmania's rich fossil record from the last 50 million years, and also studies of the ecology and biogeography of the living flora. Some particular aspects that I concentrate on are: The Quaternary history of Tasmanian vegetation, especially Early Pleistocene Plant extinctions. The relationship of leaf form, to climate and other aspects of the environment. The fossil record of the Proteaceae and other scleromorphic families. The conservation of Tasmanian fossil sites.
Authorised by the Head of School, Plant Science
15 October, 2012