Meet the Head Hunters. They’re actually just people who have enthusiasm for- and sometimes work with- the green plants that make life on Earth possible.
Let’s hear some of their stories and learn about what they do.
--> Name: Nick Fitzgerald
--> What do you do? I've just commenced a PhD at the University of Tasmania. My research is investigating changes in vegetation on Macquarie Island which are related to the eradication of rabbits from the island.
1. Name/ Title: David Reid / Horticultural Coordinator at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
2.Profession: Horticulture Management / Living Collections Management
3.Describe what you do: I am responsible for the overall management of the Li...
1. Name / Title: Darren Cullen
2. Profession: Public Servant
3. Where do you work? The Justice Department
4. What first interested you in horticulture? Two things stand out. One, when I was child someone, I can’t remember who, gave me ...
1. Name / Title: Provenance Growers, Paulette Whitney
2. Profession: Market gardener, nursery horticulturalist and edible plant nerd.
3. What do you do? Together with my family, husband Matt Deakin and two daughters, Elsie and Heidi, I run...
Name / Title: Ian Chalk
Profession: Retired Farmer – Previously farmed with wife Jennifer at Doctors Rocks Farm, a grazing and cropping property 200 Ha (500 acre) on Tasmania’s North West Coast. We continue to run a forestry operation of 7...
1. Name / Title : Chris Lang
2. Profession: Curator Tasmanian Flora
3. Describe what you do :
I am responsible for the curation of Tasmanian native themed plant displays at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). Curation, by definition,...
Name / Title : Natalie Tapson
Profession : Horticultural Botanist
Describe what you do : I work at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) and my job is never boring, there are many different aspects to it. I keep the database of all the...
1. Name / Title: James Wood / Seedbank Manager
2. Profession: Seed Conservationist
3. Describe what you do: I manage the conservation seedbank program at the Botanic Gardens. Seedbanking is the long-term preservation of plant seed or spo...
Name? Yoav Daniel Bar-Ness
What do you do? : I'm a generalist, but I first came to Tasmania as a scientist studying treetop biodiversity. I currently edit Tasmanian Geographic, a free online magazine at http://www.tasmaniangeographic.com. What's ...
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