August 12, 2019

Like many, I have done my share of fieldwork over the years.

I've sampled in both hemispheres. I've been in big groups, small groups and solo. I have been out collecting in -30 degrees Celsius, simultaneously freezing and sweating while hauling logs through the snow. I'...

December 3, 2016

A while back I was collecting Eucalyptus samples for my current postdoctoral work with Dr Rose Andrew. Working on several species within the section Adnataria (boxes and ironbarks) requires that we collect samples throughout eastern Australia, from Queensland all the w...

May 17, 2016

Recently I had the pleasure of being invited onto the ABC radio for a slot on Creepy But Curious. The Creepy But Curious show is hosted by Anna Moulder and has been in existence since 2013, at least. The University of New England (UNE) has a team of regular presenters,...

April 12, 2016

In the past six months I have driven over 8,500 kms to collect Eucalyptus from the section Adnataria - thankfully the 10 species I am hunting are restricted to eastern Australia. Field work can be amazing, but it can also be tedious, frustrating and, at times, dangerou...

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