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Mr Francis Nge

Francis Nge
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD Candidate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

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Mr Francis Nge

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.


Date Institution name Country Title
2013 - 2016 The University of Western Australia Australia BSc. (Hons)


Year Citation
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.
2018 Plachno, B. J., Stpiczynska, M., Swiatek, P., Lambers, H., Miranda, V. F., Nge, F. J., . . . Cawthray, G. R. (2018). Floral micromorphology of the bird-pollinated carnivorous plant species Utricularia menziesii R.Br. (Lentibulariaceae).. Annals of Botany.
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.

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.


Date Role Membership Country
2016 - ongoing Member Australian Systematic Botany Society Australia
PhD Candidate
North Terrace
The Braggs, floor 2
Org Unit
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology