Collections Information Officer
Alison is responsible for the development and maintenance of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's collections database, which uses the Specify collections management system. She is a member of the Herbarium Information Systems Committee (HISCOM), the technical subcommittee of the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH), and takes an active role in the development of Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH). Alison is also the Production Editor for Muelleria, the scientific journal of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (MEL).
Alison is currently on leave until mid 2016.
Maroske, S. and Vaughan, A. (2014). Ferdinand Mueller’s female plant collectors: a biographical register. Muelleria 32, 92–172.
Parnell, J.A.N., Womersley, H.B.S., Sinkora, D., Vaughan, A. and Huisman, J.M. (2010). W.H. Harvey's Australian Travelling Sets of algae in the herbarium of the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL), Australia. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 110B, 119–161.
Stajsic, V. and Vaughan, A.C. (2007). The role of the National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL) in the documentation of new weeds. In Proceedings third Victorian weed conference: earth wind fire water and weeds, pp. 70–74. Weed Society of Victoria, Frankston.