Neville Walsh is Senior Conservation Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. His work involves both plant identification and classification, and, conservation. Neville's roles include naming and describing new plant species and investigating how rare species can be conserved.
There are a few obvious pathways, depending on how students would like to be involved. They might study natural resource management for hands-on involvement, or they might like to take a more research-based approach and study botany or zoology and maybe specialise in particular groups of organisms, or community ecology.