Editor-in-Chief - Bob Hill
Professor Robert Hill is currently the Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide and Head of Science at the South Australian Museum.
He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide. He completed his PhD on Tertiary plant macrofossils in 1981, and his DSc on the interaction between climate change and the evolution of the living Australian vegetation in 1997. In 1979 he accepted a position as Tutor in Botany at James Cook University, and in 1980 he was offered a lecturing position in the Department of Botany at the University of Tasmania. He remained at the University of Tasmania until 1999, after being promoted to Professor in 1993. He was Head of the School of Plant Science for 6 years prior to his departure, and was awarded Professor Emeritus status by the University of Tasmania Council in 2000. In 1999 he returned to the University of Adelaide as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Senior Research Fellow, in 2001 he was appointed Head of Science at the South Australian Museum and in 2003 became Head of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He was appointed to his current position of Executive Dean in September 2006.
Professor Hill has made significant contributions to the areas of palaeobotany, plant systematics, plant ecophysiology and the application of research from these areas to interpreting changes that have occurred to the Australian flora through evolutionary time.
He has had a lifetime interest in the evolution of the vegetation of Australia and Antarctica. He has published more than 125 refereed journal papers, 35 book chapters, several symposium papers and has edited or co-edited four books, including The History of the Australian Vegetation (Cambridge University Press), Ecology of the Southern Conifers (Melbourne University Press), The Ecology and Biogeography of Nothofagus Forests (Yale University Press), and Vegetation of Tasmania (Australian Biological Resources Study).
He is best known for his research on the fossil history of the southern beech, Nothofagus, and the southern conifers. His research on the fossil history of Nothofagus has been critical in refining our understanding of its evolution and has led to a major revision of our understanding of the biogeography of this critical southern genus.
Professor Robert S. Hill
Australian Journal of Botany
Faculty of Sciences
The University of Adelaide
Head of Science
South Australian Museum
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005
Telephone +61 8 8303 5650
Fax +61 8 8303 4386
Publisher - Jenny Bennett
Dr Jenny Bennett was born in the UK, and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a PhD (synthesis and biological activities of analogues of compounds with anti-cancer properties). Since 1995 she has worked as Assistant Editor, Associate Editor, Production Editor, and Deputy Managing Editor of Australian Journal of Chemistry - an International Journal for Chemical Science and Environmental Chemistry. She was heavily involved in launching the CSIRO suite of journals in electronic form in 1997. Since 2008 she has been Publisher of the chemical sciences journals within CSIRO PUBLISHING. She now manages Australian Journal of Botany and International Journal of Wildland Fire. She is grateful to have a job which allows her to interact with so many remarkable scientists.
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