Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Hannah McPherson

Name
Dr Hannah McPherson

Position
Biodiversity Research Officer

Branch

Science & Public Programs

Section

Evolutionary Ecology

Email

hannah.mcpherson@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Phone

+61 2 9231 8181

Fax

+61 2 9251 7231

Research interests

  • Systematics, biogeography and evolution of plants
  • Exploring associations between genetic, morphological, environmental and climatic gradients at a range of taxonomic levels
  • Botanical curation & collections management

Current research projects

  • Developing genomic-based approaches to measuring biodiversity
  • Phylogeny, biogeography and evolutionary ecology of Tetratheca (Elaeocarpaceae)
  • Amalie Dietrich project - exploring the life and botanical collections of nineteenth century natural historian Amalie Dietrich, a German scientist collecting in Australia  between 1863-1872

Keywords

systematics, biogeography, evolutionary ecology, biodiversity, botanical curation

Key publications

  • H. McPherson, C. Porter, P. D. Rymer, D. M. Crayn and M. Rossetto (2008) Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from Tetratheca ericifolia (Elaeocarpaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources [in press].
  • S. Skinner, H. McPherson and G. M. Towler (2005) A new Zygnemopsis species (Zygnemataceae, Zygnematophyceae), with mature zygospores, from Australia. Telopea 11(1): 91-93.
  • T.J. Entwisle, M. L. Vis and H. McPherson (2004) Batrachospermum pseudogelatinosum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta), a polyecious, paraspecies from Australia and New Zealand. Australian Systematic Botany, 17: 17-28.
  • T.J. Entwisle, M. L. Vis and H. McPherson (2004) Batrachospermum pseudogelatinosum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta), a polyecious, paraspecies from Australia and New Zealand. Australian Systematic Botany 17: 17-28.

Technical acknowledgements

  • Leigh, C. & Ware, C. (2003) The development of the flora, fauna and environment of the Wildlife Garden at the Natural History Museum, London. The London Naturalist, No. 82.
  • Skinner, S. & Entwisle, T.J. (2004) Non-marine algae of Australia: 5. Macroscopic Chaetophoraceae (Chaetophorales, Chlorophyta). Telopea 10(2).