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Northern Beaches - Talk: 1.4 million plant specimens make their way to Mount Annan

  • 1 Sep 2022
  • 7:15 PM
  • The Corkery Building, Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden, 810 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why

Moving our fantastic herbarium collection from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney to it’s new home at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan has been no mean feat! Hannah McPherson will elaborate in her talk.

"There have been highs and lows but we are nearly there," says Hannah. "The new building is vast, shiny and new and has a dedicated space for just about everything we do."

The APS Northern Beaches group will soon tour some of the features of the new herbarium so Hannah will also show some of the herbarium's treasures.

Hannah has more than 25 years’ experience in botany, a BSc in environmental science and a PhD in Botany. She has worked as a curator at the John T. Waterhouse Herbarium (UNSW), the Natural History Museum in London, UK, Herbarium Hamburgense in Germany and for twelve years at the National Herbarium of NSW. She has a background in archives and paper conservation and has worked with many historically significant herbarium, library and archive collections in Australia and overseas. Hannah worked for 10 years in the Evolutionary Ecology team (now ReCER), her research focussing on exploring and developing new DNA sequencing approaches and conducting research combining disciplines to investigate species and population dynamics on a landscape scale. For the past two years Hannah has worked as Collections Manager at the National Herbarium of NSW and has been overseeing the relocation of the herbarium collections to their new home at Mount Annan.

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