Pina is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of curatorial practice are employed at the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL). Her work also involves improving accessibility to MEL’s collections, which includes assessing requests for specimen loans, collecting data and digital images from students and researchers. Pina’s research interests include the phenology and ecology of rainforest mosses, in particular the genus Dicranoloma, and the documentation of bryophyte species found in soil crusts. She is currently working with Helen Jolley on the taxonomy of Australian Pottiaceae. Pina is a member of the Victorian Scientific Advisory Committee.
- Taxonomy of Australian Pottiaceae
- Foreign Fabaceae Project
- Documenting soil crust moss and liverwort species and their invertebrate fauna in the semi-arid zones of north-western Victoria
- Bryophyte and invertebrate associations
- Hidden in Plain View – the forgotten flora
- Forgotten Flora – bryophytes, fungi and lichens
Milne, J. and Jolley, H. (2010). The importance of herbarium records in documenting the occurrence and changing distribution of the adventive moss species Pseudoscleropodium purum in Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 127, 146–150.
Veenstra-Quah, A.A., Milne, J. and Kolesik, P. (2007). Taxonomy and biology of two new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infesting Sarcocornia quinqueflora (Chenopodiaceae) in Australian salt marshes. Australian Journal of Entomology 46, 198–206.
Kellar, K., Short, M. and Milne, J. (2006). Epiphytes on Nothofagus cunninghamii and Eucalyptus regnans in a Victorian cool temperate rainforest. Victorian Naturalist 123, 222–229.
Milne, J. (2006). The genus Diphyscium in Australia. Journal of Bryology 28, 194–197.
Milne, J., Short, M. and Beckmann, K. (2006). A preliminary study of bryophytes and invertebrates of soil crusts in the Little Desert National Park and surrounds. Victorian Naturalist 123, 195–203.
Last updated 13 Mar 2012