Stuart Worboys

Stuart Worboys

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Botanist/Project Officer, Australian Tropical Herbarium

BSc (Hons), La Trobe

MSc, James Cook University

Office:

E2.109, Sir Robert Norman Building (E2), James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns QLD 4870

Phone:

+61 (0)7 4232 1817

Fax:

+61 (0)7 4232 1842

Email:

stuart.worboys@jcu.edu.au

Projects

Development and presentation of “Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants” - a series of short courses aimed at teaching plant identification skills to students and interested members of the public. The diverse flora of the Wet Tropics rainforests is the subject of these courses, with focus given to the basic leaf, flower, bark and fruit features that help to distinguish each species.

Assisting with the curation of the Australian Tropical Herbarium collection.

Teaching

  • Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - A series of short courses developed for the teaching of plant identification skills.

  • BT3620/5620 Tropical Flora of Australia

Selected Publications

Burgess, TI, White, D, McDougall, KM, Garnas, J, Dunstan, WA, Català, S, Carnegie, AJ, Worboys, S, Cahill, D, Vettraino, A-M, Stukely, MJC, Liew, ECY, Paap, T, Bose, T, Migliorini, D, Williams, B, Brigg, F, Crane, C, Rudman, T, Hardy, GESJ (2017) Distribution and diversity of Phytophthora across Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology. Published online 13 January 2017. DOI: 10.1071/PC16032.

Worboys S (2011a) Online Resources for Plant Identification. Friends of Botanic Gardens Newsletter.

Worboys S (2011b) Online Resources for Plant Identifcation. Society for Growing Australian Plants Newsletter Feb. 2011 issue.

Worboys, S.J. (2006) Rainforest Dieback Mapping and Assessment: 2004 Monitoring Report and Assessment of Dieback in High Altitude Rainforests. Report for the Wet Tropics Management Authority. School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University Cairns Campus, and Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management. Rainforest CRC, Cairns. (36 pp).

Worboys, S.J. and Jackes, B.R. (2005) Pollination processes in Idiospermum australiense (Calycanthaceae), an arborescent primitive angiosperm of Australia's tropical rain forests. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 205:107-117.

Worboys, S. and Gadek, P. (2004) Rainforest Dieback: Assessment of the Risks Associated with Road and Walking Track Access in the World Heritage Area. School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University Cairns Campus, and Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management. Rainforest CRC, Cairns. (49 pp).

Worboys, S.J. (2003) Polycarpelly in Idiospermum australiense (Calycanthaceae). Austrobaileya, 6: 553-556.

Gadek, P.A and Worboys, S.J. (eds) (2003) Rainforest Dieback Mapping and Assessment: Phytophthora species diversity and impacts of dieback on rainforest canopies. Report for the Wet Tropics Management Authority. CRC Rainforest and School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns.

Edwards, W., Gadek, P., Weber, E. and Worboys, S. (2001) Idiosyncratic phenomenon of regeneration from cotyledons in the idiot fruit tree, Idiospermum australiense. Austral Ecology, 26: 254-258.

Guest, D.I., Anderson, R.D., Foard, H.J. Phillips, D. Worboys, S. and Middleton, R.M. (1994) Long-term control of Phytophthora diseases of cocoa using trunk injected phosphonate. Plant Pathology, 43: 479-492.