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Biographical entry Perry, Gillian (1943 - 2011)

19 October 1943
22 August 2011
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Taxonomic botanist


Gillian Perry was an internationally recognised authority on botanical nomenclature. Her interest developed from her work as a botanist with the Western Australian Herbarium where she became expert in identifying and naming weedy species for Department of Agriculture officers. Perry was active in international forums on the clarification of rules and conventions relating to the application of botanical names.



Education - BSc, University of Western Australia
1971 - 1994
Career position - Botanist, Western Australian Herbarium
1973 - 1980
Career position - Hon. Secretary, Royal Society of Western Australia
Education - MSc, Macquarie University
1999 - 2011
Career position - Member, Permanent Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants, International Association for Plant Taxonomy

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Journal Articles

  • Perry, Michael, 'Obituary - Gillean Perry (Née Jenkins), 1943-2011', Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, vol. 96, 2013, p. 31. Details
  • Thiele, Kevin and Perry, Michael, 'Gillian Perry (Née Jenkins) 19th October 1943 - 22nd August 2011', Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 149, 2011, pp. 32-7. Details

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