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Biographical entry Royce, Robert Dunlop (Bob) (1914 - 2008)

14 March 1914
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
10 July 2008
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Botanist and Science administrator


Neville Marchant is a systematic botanist who joined the staff of the Western Australian Herbarium at 15 years old and retired 50 years later in 2005. His research centred in the families Droseraceae and Myrtaceae (particularly the genera Drosera, Agonis, Chamelaucium and Darwinia). He was heavily involved in the creation of FloraBase, the on-line database of the Western Australian flora. In addition he was a strong advocate for the repatriation of type specimens and of the necessity for voucher specimens. From 1996 to 2005 he was Curator of the Western Australian Herbarium.



Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to conservation and the environment in Western Australia, to native plant taxonomy, and to research and education
Education - BSc, University of Western Australia
1970 - 1989
Career position - Botanist, Western Australian Herbarium
1989 - 1992
Assistant Director, Western Australian Herbarium
1996 - 2005
Career position - Curator, Western Australian Herbarium
2001 - 2002
Career position - Australian Botanical Liaison Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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