Advisory Committee

Funding and research

The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) Advisory Committee is a non-statutory body which provides technical and policy advice to the Minister. Advice includes assessing and recommending funding for research grants, contracts, training schemes and the development of strategic and operational priorities and directions for the Program. Committee membership includes up to eight technical members and five community stakeholder members, including the Chair of the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH) and the Chair of the Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC).

Advisory Committee Membership — from April 2013


Ms Pamela Green
Greenown Pty Ltd, Batemans Bay

Research Sub-Committee

Flora Members

Professor Darren Crayn
Australian Tropical Herbarium
James Cook University, Cairns

Dr Roger Shivas
Qld Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)
Plant Biosecurity Science, Brisbane

Dr Dorothy Steane
School of Plant Science and CRC for Forestry
University of Tasmania, Hobart

Dr Peter Wilson
National Herbarium of NSW
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Fauna Members

Dr Lyn Cook
School of Biological Sciences
University of Queensland, Brisbane

Professor Steve Cooper
Evolutionary Biology Unit
South Australian Museum, Adelaide

Dr Robin Wilson
Museum Victoria, Melbourne

Dr David Yeates
CSIRO Entomology, Canberra

Stakeholder Members

Ms Heather Campbell
Federation Centres, Melbourne

Dr Libby Evans-Illidge
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Townsville

Dr John Hooper
Chair, Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC)
Queensland Museum, Brisbane

Dr Kevin Thiele
Chair, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH)
WA Department of Environment and Conservation, Perth