Plant Science Group Technical Talk: Anthony Whalen, 'The Australasian e-Flora – a new direction for the Flora of Australia'

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Monday, 5 December 2016 - 10:30am

This presentation will outline current Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) priorities, particularly how the well known Flora of Australia series is moving from hard copy books to an interactive “e-Flora” website. Discussion will include how botanical authors will be able to actively contribute to the e-Flora in the very future. A live demonstration of the e-Flora will be provided.

Anthony has recently been appointed to ABRS to head up the new Australasian e-Flora project among other things. He has a returned to a more biological focus after about 10 years undertaking policy work in the Environment Department. Prior to that he worked for many years with the Gardens, mostly in the Australian National Herbarium.