Senior Conservation Botanist
Neville Walsh is the Senior Conservation Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. His work involves survey and development of recovery strategies for threatened Victorian plants as well as taxonomic research in a number of plant groups, principally the genus Pomaderris in the family Rhamnaceae, Melicytus (Violaceae) and genera of Australian Asteraceae, Poaceae and Lobeliaceae (Campanulaceae subfamily Lobeloideae). Neville has a background in botanical survey, particularly of alpine/subalpine vegetation, and continues with this work from time to time. He is co-editor of the four volume Flora of Victoria and has submitted accounts of various plant groups for publication in the Flora of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Plant Census working group, the Mountain Invasions Research Network (MIREN) and is a member of recovery teams for threatened plants and animals in Victoria.
- Systematics and taxonomy of Australian native plants
- Conservation of rare and threatened Australian plants
- Checklists of Victorian plants
- Genus and species boundaries in Lobelioideae
- Molecular identification of stipoid grasses
Hurry, C.R., Walsh, N.G. and Murphy, D.J. (2012). A taxonomic review of Triodia bunicola and T. scariosa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae), based on morphological and molecular data. Australian Systematic Botany 25, 304–312.
French, P., James, E. and Walsh, N. (2012). Analysis of genetic variation in a disjunct, narcotic producing, population of Duboisia hopwoodii. Muelleria 20, 65–71.
Seipel, T, Kueffer, C., Rew, L.J., Daehler, C.C., Pauchard, A., Naylor, B.J., Alexander, J.A., Edwards, P.J., Parks, C.G., Arevalo, J.R., Cavieres, L.A., Dietz, H., Jakobs, G., McDougall, K.., Otto, R. and Walsh, N. (2012). Processes at multiple scales affect richness and similarity of non-native plant species in mountains around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21, 236–246.
McDougall, K.L., Alexander, J.M., Haider, S., Pauchard, A., Walsh, N.G. and Kueffer, C. (2011). Alien flora of mountains: global comparisons for the development of local preventive measures against plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions 17, 103–111.
Stewart, H.L. and Walsh, N.G. (2011). A morphological comparison between Digitaria coenicola and D. divaricatissima (Poaceae: Paniceae). Muelleria 29, 190–200.
Last updated 28 Mar 2013