About Me

I am David Tng, a die-hard afficionado of plants.

In the not so distant past I may have been found lurking around the School of Plant Science at the University of Tasmania, often mulling over the minutiae of botany.

I did an honours degree in 2007 and later bits of plant related work here and there. I am currently part of the Forest Ecology lab in the School of Plant Science. In my spare time I also contribute to working on the online Key to Tasmanian Plants.

My thoughts with regards to the pursuit of botany is best encapsulated within the following verse in a book by Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan, A Yaqui Way of Knowledge:

For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly.

Life has taken me, in an unexpected fashion, to Far North Queensland, where the distance from Tasmania makes my heart grow fonder of her lovely flora.

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1 Response to About Me

  1. Bob Parsons says:

    David,
    I am seeking permission to use your excellent image of Ozothamnus scutellifolius in a scientific paper. If granted, how can I arrange this please?
    Your help would be greatly appreciated & you would, of course, be fully acknowledged.
    Many thanks,
    Bob Parsons

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