Dr Andrew Rozefelds is Head of Geosciences, in the Biodiversity and Geosciences Program in the Queensland Museum.

Andrew rejoined the Queensland Museum in 2011, after working in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery as the Curator of Phanerogamic Botany and then Deputy Director of Collections and Research. He previously worked at the Queensland Museum from 1977 to 1991 in invertebrate zoology and geology and was involved in palaeontological fieldwork throughout Queensland. In 1991 he left the Museum to undertake further studies in Adelaide; and then completed a PhD in botany at the University of Melbourne, with one year spent at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. 

He has written over 90 peer reviewed and popular articles. His research is focussed on the origins, evolution and history of the modern Australian flora. Andrew has used various experimental approaches to study living and fossil plant material, including synchrotron imaging at the Australian Synchrotron. He has also published papers on fossil vertebrates and invertebrates, modern plant systematics and weed sciences, biographical research and other areas. He has described over 14 new species of living plants and a similar number of fossil plants. He was awarded a Queensland Smithsonan Fellowship to work at the Smthsonian Instiution in 2016, and he has been successful in securing a Churchill Fellowship for 2021, when it becomes possible to travel again. (Media embargo until 28th Sept)

Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology) Central Queensland University (1988)

Bachelor of Science, Botany (Honours) (Class 1), University of Adelaide (1990)

PhD, School of Botany, University of Melbourne (1997)

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