Dr Tim Hammer
I chose to research Ptilotus because it was a large, interesting genus in the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae) that had not been studied using modern systematics approaches, and there were many potential projects to do on it.

Dr Hammer is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and the State Herbarium of South Australia, a position funded by the Australian Biological Resource Study’s National Taxonomy Grant Program. Tim’s current project is to write a revisionary taxonomic synthesis for the genus Hibbertia (Dilleniaceae) within Australia and to conduct studies into its biogeography, evolution and phylogenetics. In this role, I am writing the Flora of Australia treatment for the family Dilleniaceae (>300 species). I received my PhD from The University of Western Australia (Australia) in 2019, completing my doctoral thesis on the taxonomy and evolution of the Australian plant genus Ptilotus (Amaranthacea).

ResearchingPlant systematics
AffiliatedUniversity of Western Australia|