Dr Russell Barrett ‘The Kimberleys: wet and dry season expeditions in search of new plant species.’

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Russell, an experienced taxonomist and photographer, will reflect on the place of the Kimberleys in the unfolding story of Australia’s unique flora.

Dr Russell Barrett grew up in the Kimberleys and his fascination with this vast area of gorges and desiccated sandstone escarpments has endured. Russell worked as a Research Botanist with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority in Perth prior to moving to the Australian National Herbarium in Canberra. He is currently located with the ABRS. An experienced taxonomist and photographer, his work has taken him from 18 years in Singapore as a curator of tropical plants to new discoveries in remote parts of Western Australia.