Judy G. West

Executive Director,
Australian National Botanic Gardens

Branch Head
Parks Australia - Parks and Biodiversity Science

PhD, University of Adelaide, 1981

Judy G. West

Phone (+61) 02 6250 9501
Fax: (+61) 02 6250 9599


Australian National Botanic Gardens
GPO Box 1777
Canberra ACT 2601


My research interests centre around plant systematics of Australian plants, particularly relating to morphological and breeding system evidence in combination with molecular data. I have a very keen interest in widely disseminating the results of our taxonomic research and have focused on facilitating incorporation of this knowledge into interactive identification packages of nationally significant groups, such as eucalypts, legumes, grevilleas and orchids, as well as tropical rainforest plants. I also take an active interest in applications of biological collections data and identifying opportunities to value add to the herbarium collection.


Adams, L.G., West, J.G. and Cowley, K.J. (2008) Revision of Spergularia (Caryophyllaceae) in Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 21: 251-270.

Shepherd, K.A., Rye, B.L., Meissner, R.A. and West, J.G. (2007)  Two new Western Australian species of Dodonaea (Sapindaceae) from  northern Yilgarn ironstones.  Nuytsia 17: 375-384

Triono, T., Brown, A.H.D., West, J.G. and Crisp, M.D.  (2007)    A phylogeny of Pouteria  (Sapotaceae) from Malesia and Australasia.   Australian Systematic Botany 20: 107-118

Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. (2006)   EUCLID – Eucalypts of Australia. 3rd Edition.  DVD - 894 taxa.  (CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne).

Yulita, K.S., Bayer, R.J. and West, J.G. (2005)  Molecular phylogenetic study of Hopea and Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae): Evidence from the trnL-trnF and internal transcribed spacer regions.  Plant Species Biology 20: 167-182

de Kok, R.P.J. and West, J.G. (2004) A revision of Pultenaea Sm. (Fabaceae) 3. Eastern Australian species with recurved leaves. Australian Systematic Botany 17: 273-326.

Thiele, K.R. and West, J.G. (2004)  Spyridium burragorang (Rhamnaceae), a new species from New South Wales, with new combinations for Spyridium buxifolium and Spyridium scortechinii Telopea 10:823-829.

de Kok, R.P.J. and West, J.G. (2003) A revision of Pultenaea Sm. (Fabaceae) 2. Eastern Australian species with velutinous ovaries and incurved leaves. Australian Systematic Botany 16: 229-273.

de Kok, R.P.J. and West, J.G. (2002) A revision of Pultenaea Sm. (Fabaceae) 1. Species with ovaries glabrous and/or with tufted hairs. Australian Systematic Botany 15: 81-113.

West, J.G., Kinloch, J., James C. and Nicholls, A.O. (2002) "Acacias and eucalypts" in Australian Terrestrial Biodiversity Assessment 2002. (P. Sattler and C. Creighton, eds) pp. 98-112. (National Land and Water Resources Audit: Canberra)

Crisp, M.D., West, J.G. and Linder, H.P. (1999) Biogeography of the terrestrial flora.
In: Flora of Australia Volume 1. Introduction. Edn. 2. A. E. Orchard and H. S. Thompson, eds., pp. 321-367(CSIRO, Melbourne).

Croft, J., Cross, N., Hinchcliffe, S., Nic Lughadha, E., Stevens, P.F., West, J.G. and Whitbread, G. (1999) Plant names for the 21st century: The International Plant Names Index, a distributed data source of general accessibility. Taxon 48: 317-324

West, J.G. (1998) Floristics and biodiversity research in Australia: the 21st Century.
Australian Systematic Botany 11: 161-174

Nielsen E.S. and West, J.G. (1994) Biodiversity research and biological collections: transfer of information In: Systematics and conservation evaluation, P.L. Forey, C.J. Humphries and R.I. Vane-Wright (eds), The Systematics Association Special Volume No. 50 (Oxford: Clarendon Press) pp. 101-121

West, J.G. (1987) Pollen-pistil polemics in Portulacaceae, in E. G. Williams & R.B. Knox (eds.), "Pollination '84", (Melbourne University), pp. 194-199.

West, J.G. & Garnock-Jones, P.J. (1986) Evolution and biogeography of Scleranthus (Caryophyllaceae) in Australasia, in B.A. Barlow (ed.), "Flora and fauna of alpine Australasia: ages and origins", (CSIRO: Melbourne), pp. 435-450.

West, J.G. (1985) Diplopeltis (pp. 101-108) and Dodonaea (pp. 114-163). In A.S. George (ed.),"Flora of Australia" Vol. 25, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra).

West, J.G. & Noble, I.R. (1984) Analyses of digitised leaf images of the Dodonaea viscosa complex in Australia, Taxon 33: 595-613.

West, J.G. (1984) A taxonomic revision of Dodonaea (Sapindaceae) in Australia, Brunonia 7: 1-194.


Systematic studies in Caryophyllales – Australian Caryophyllaceae & Portulacaceae

Taxonomy Research Information Network (TRIN) projects – weeds and knowledge exchange (completed)

Water for a Healthy Country – Terrestrial Biodiversity


Dan Rosauer PhD (University of New South Wales) Spatial distribution of phylogenetic diversity in Australia (completed).

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