Melissa Wong assists with keeping the Herbarium running smoothly. As Herbarium Support Officer, her duties vary widely and are primarily dictated by the needs of the herbarium occupants - be they human or plant. This can range from curation, scientific work, public outreach and education, Integrated Pest Management, assisting with loans and exchange, database management, scientific collection, mounting, and resolving storage issues.
Current Projects include:
• Preparation for herbarium collection digitisation
• Conservation of J.H.Maiden's ethnobotanic collections
• Xylarium (scientific wood collection) inventory
• Botanical Museum: Old and New Science