Megan Hirst is the Seedbank Officer for the Victorian Conservation Seedbank (VCS), which is located within the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL). Her work involves seed collecting, seed cleaning, germination testing, and databasing all resulting information. Megan has research interests in the Australasian genus Brachyscome, and is currently working on a DNA phylogeny of the group.
Hirst, M.J. (2013). A phylogenetic and morphological approach in a key Australian plant genus, Brachyscome. Australasian Plant Conservation 21, 24–26.
Hirst, M.J. (2012). Native daisies add versatility. Australian Horticulture 109, 8.
Hirst, M.J., Nitschke, C.R., Walsh, N.G. and Arndt, S.K. (2010). Does an increase in the duration of cold stratification have an effect on the germination of Eucalyptus nitens H.Deane & Maiden and three other Victorian eucalypt species? In R. Pendleton, S. Meyer and B. Schultz (eds), Proceedings of the Seed Ecology III Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2010, p. 67. International Society for Seed Science, Salt Lake City.
Kohout, M., Coates, F., Hirst, M. and Downe, J. (2009). Wellington Mint Bush – population responses to fire and browsing at Holey Plains State Park. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Heidelberg.
Last updated 01 Mar 2013