19th AOC Conference & Show
Perth, Western Australia
11th to 16th September 2012

"Wild About Orchids"

Andrew Brown (Western Australian Natives)


Andrew Brown is a conservation biologist and taxonomist at the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation where he, in particular, coordinates recovery work on threatened flora species.

He is also a Research Associate and the Curator of the Orchidaceae at the Western Australian Herbarium. Andrew is a foundation member of the Australian Orchid Foundation and the West Australian Native Orchid Study and Conservation Group, and has conducted over 40 years research into the Western Australian Orchidaceae, in particular the areas of orchid biology, ecology, taxonomy and genetics. Current interests include ongoing taxonomic research and the preparation of field guides to the Western Australian orchids and Eremophila.

Andrew is author/coauthor of more than 100 journal publications and seven books on the Western Australian flora. He has also collaborated in the description of many new Western Australian orchid taxa.