Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
I am part of Michelle Waycott’s lab at the Department of Genetics and Evolution, and am also currently based at the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Fields of interest: Plant systematics, taxonomy, biogeography, evolution, phylogeography, floristics, ecology, ecophysiology.
My project focuses on the patterns of diversity of the native Australian flora, across the southern temperate regions of Australia.
My project aims to elucidate underlying mechanisms and drivers for these patterns in an evolutionary context, with a focus in the fields of biogeography, phylogeny, systematics, and taxonomy.
Year Citation 2019 Plachno, B., Stpiczynska, M., Swiatek, P., Lambers, H., Miranda, V., Nge, F., . . . Cawthray, G. (2019). Floral micromorphology of the bird-pollinated carnivorous plant species Utricularia menziesii R.Br. (Lentibulariaceae). Annals of botany, 123(1), 213-220.
2019 Nge, F. J., Ranathunge, K., Kotula, L., Cawthray, G., & Lambers, H. (2019). Strong host specificity of a root hemi-parasite (Santalum acuminatum) limits its local distribution: beggars can be choosers. Plant and Soil.
2018 Hammer, T., Macintyre, P., Nge, F., Davis, R., Mucina, L., & Thiele, K. (2018). The noble and the exalted: A multidisciplinary approach to resolving a taxonomic controversy within Ptilotus (Amaranthaceae). Australian Systematic Botany, 31(3), 262-280.
2018 Nge, F., & Lambers, H. (2018). Reassessing protocarnivory-how hungry are triggerplants?. Australian Journal of Botany, 66(4), 325-330.
2017 Thiele, K., & Nge, F. (2017). Hibbertia sejuncta, a new, rare species from Western Australia, with notes on h. Helianthemoides. Nuytsia, 28, 115-117.
2017 Nge, F., Keighery, G., & Thiele, K. (2017). A revision of the calytrix acutifolia complex (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia, 28, 321-337.
2019 Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment Grant, Ecological Society of Australia ($6570)
2018 Hansjörg Eichler Scientific Research Fund, Australasian Systematic Botany Society ($5000)
2018 National Taxonomy Research Grant on Rhamnaceae, Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS); listed as primary PhD student involved in the project ($210,000)
2018 Plant Systematics PhD Grant, South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources ($23,000)
2018 Demonstrator in the Evolutionary Biology III course (ENV BIOL 3590) at the University of Adelaide.
2018 Demonstrator in the intensive Plant Identification course (ENV BIOL 2510) at the University of Adelaide.
2017 Demonstrator in the intensive Plant Identification course (ENV BIOL 2510) at the University of Adelaide.
2016 Demonstrator during the field trip of the 3rd year Plant Eco-physiology course (PLNT3301) at the University of Western Australia.
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