Contributing Authors – Vol2

Contributing Authors – Western Australian Exploration 1836 – 1845

The Introduction

Dr Patrick Armstrong, Geographer, is a Research Fellow, School of Earth and Geographical Sciences at the University of Western Australia.  He has publications on biogeography, ecology, environmental law and geographical and scientific thought. He is Australia’s leading authority on Charles Darwin.

Appendix on Aboriginals

Dr Neville Green is a missionary teacher turned historian who has more than 40 publications to his name, including The Forrest River Massacres and Commandant of Solitude (with John Mulvaney). His Appendix for the 1836-1845 Volume also relates to the 1826-1835 Volume.

Appendix on Fauna

Dr Ian Abbott, ecologist, is the Senior Principal Research Scientist, Science Division, Dept of Conservation and Environment.. He has wide field experience and expertise in biogeography and historical ecology, as well as trees, birds and invertebrates. Since his first publication in 1970 he has published more than 200 papers.

Appendix on Flora

Dr Alex George, AM, is a retired consultant botanist, editor and indexer, and is the Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Murdoch University. He worked at the WA Herbarium for 22 years and then spent 12 years in Canberra as the Executive Editor of the Flora of Australia project. He has also served twice at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England, as Australian Botanical Liaison Officer. His taxonomic research has focused on the families Proteaceae, Myrtaceae and Gyrostemonaceae, resulting in naming many new species and several new genera. His main research interests are now Australian botanical history and bibliography. Professor George prepared the Appendix on Flora for this Volume, and, included in this Volume, the Appendix on Flora for Volume 1.