Professor Bob Hill guest editor of the ‘Dry adapted vegetation’ special issue of the Australian Journal of Botany. 

With two articles in the journal, Professor Hill is making waves in the world of Botany.

This special edition of the Australian Journal of Botany, contains papers that trace the origins and extent of the current arid-adapted vegetation and demonstrate just how well adapted to the modern conditions the species that make up this vegetation now are. As guest editor, Professor Bob Hill wrote the introduction to xeromorphy.

A well-respected journal, it’s topics include ecology and ecophysiology, invasive biology, conservation biology and biodiversity, forest biology and management, cell and molecular biology, palaeobotany and biogeography, reproductive biology and genetics, mycology and pathology, structure and development and aquatic botany.

With his paper published in the journal, Professor Hill said:

“Australia is recognised internationally as comprising a mostly arid landscape with a highly evolved vegetation that is well adapted to the extraordinarily dry conditions. However, the fossil record shows that this was not always the case and when Australia was still connected to Gondwana it contained a much more widespread mesomorphic vegetation.”

“This special issue contains papers that trace the origins and current extent of Australia¹s arid-adapted vegetation and demonstrate just how well adapted the constituent species now are to these modern conditions.”

This is a great result for the paleobotany team of international researchers from Australia, USA and South Korea.

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