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Rosamund Aisthorpe, Boobook Botanist, out in the field at Nugget Hills

Rosamund Aisthorpe

Rose is our resident botanist and self-confessed plant nerd.

She graduated from James Cook University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science (Botany) and has extensive knowledge and a contagious passion for biology, environmental science and natural sciences.

Even in her spare time, Rose can be found conducting plant propagation experiments, travelling into the bush and lending a hand at the Roma Bush Gardens. She lives and breathes the Boobook mission and loves sharing her love of flora and fauna with all she comes into contact with, especially through our eco tours.
Favourite species and why
“This has to be the most unfair question to ask a biologist…! To pick one?! Currently one is the Long-styled Grevillea (Grevillea longistyla) because they look spectacular. I’m in awe of how they survive and thrive in dry, fire-prone environments – and they are a great native plant to attract nectar-eating wildlife to the home garden.”

Rosamund's main areas of expertise

Rose’s main areas of expertise are: 

  • Surveying vegetation communities as part of ecological assessments
  • Conducting threatened flora surveys
  • Regional ecosystem identification and mapping
  • Identification of agricultural and environmental weeds
  • Native plant identification
  • BioCondition assessments
  • Protected plant (blue circle) flora surveys
  • Field collection, preservation and submission of botanical specimens for both the Boobook and Queensland Herbarium
  • GIS mapping of surveyed sites for technical reports.

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Boobook Ecological Consulting has built its success on decades I first-hand knowledge of the natural ecosystems of the southern Queensland drylands combined with practical understanding of the complex pressures that impinge on Australia’s fragile environment.