Dr Rachael Gallagher

Macquarie University

Rachael Gallagher

Dr Rachael Gallagher is a Principle Advisor of the Which Plant Where? program based at Macquarie University.

Telephone: 02 9850 8404

About Rachael

Dr Rachael Gallagher is a Principle Advisor of the Which Plant Where? program based at Macquarie University. Rachael is an ecologist specialising in the functional biogeography of the Australian flora. She combines location data from digitised herbarium specimens (which describe the spatial occurrence of Australia’s ~20,000 native plant species) with information on their functional traits to map and analyse patterns of plant function in the Australian landscape.

As part of the Which Plant Where? research program, Rachael’s responsibilities include:

  • Advising on the development of the trait database
  • editorial and review of the research reports, publication and outputs
  • industry and research engagement
  • co-supervision of students and coordination of researchers