Born at Christchurch, New Zealand, 3 November 1961.
Member of staff since 1991 (plant taxonomist and ‘Austrobaileya’ editor [since 2005]) at the Queensland Herbarium. Trained in botany at the University of Queensland, B.Sc. (Hons.) , M.Sc. , D.Sc. .
Editor of 'Austrobaileya', the taxonomic house journal of the Queensland Herbarium.
Eponymy: Aristida forsteri B.K.Simon, Boronia forsteri Duretto, Hibiscus forsteri F.D.Wilson, Marsdenia forsteri I.M.Turner, Micromyrtus forsteri A.R.Bean, Parmotrema forsteri Elix & R.W.Rogers, Parsonsia paulforsteri J.B.Williams, Prolixus forsteri J.J.Beard, Psydrax forsteri S.T.Reynolds & R.J.F.Hend.Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1992) Suppliment No. 3 to 'Botanists of the eucalypts - 1978'.CSIRO,