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.


One Response to About Me

  1. Bob Parsons says:

    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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