Bernard Patrick Matthew Hyland

Party Typeperson
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
Given NameBernard Patrick Matthew
Alternate Given NameBernie
Abbreviated Given NameB. P. M.
NLA Identifier
Birth Year/Date1937
Full DescriptionBernie first started with the Queensland Department of Forestry in 1960, in 1971 he moved to the Commonwealth Forest Research Institute, then to CSIRO in 1975 for the Division of Forest Research and finally in 1985 he transferred to the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry. From 1993 he has been part of the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research.

He was instrumental in the development of the herbarium in Atherton [QRS] which now houses approx. 130,000 plant collections. He has made significant contributions to the understanding of Australia’s rain forest. Bernie’s major project on which he has been working for approx. 40 years is "Australian Tropical Rain Forest Plants". This is an interactive identification and information system which now covers all the trees, shrubs and vines across northern Australia’s rain forests, published on CD-ROM and includes 2154 species. Bernie’s foresight in developing this product has been recognized world-wide as an innovative contribution to botany and the distribution of information, so difficult to make accessible in other ways. The rain forest key has been an extremely successful venture and Bernie should be proud of his efforts.

In February 2002, after a career spanning over 40 years Bernie Hyland (rain forest botanist) retired from CSIRO.

From February 2002 Bernie continues as a CSIRO Honorary Research Fellow to complete the Rainforest Key CD-ROM project.
Website Address
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5564
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