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Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade)Heliotropium europaeum (Common Heliotrope)Hypericum androsaemum (Tutsan)Opuntia robusta           (Wheel Cactus)Marrubium vulgare (Horehound)Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle)Tribulus sp. (Caltrop)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle)Alternanthera pungens (Khaki Weed)Cichorium intybus (Chicory)Carduus pycnocephalus (Shore Thistle)Briza minor (Lesser Quaking Grass)Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed)Briza maxima (Quaking Grass)Solanum sp. (Nightshade; seedlings)Conyza sp. (Fleabane) Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)Alstroemeria hybrid (Peruvian Lily)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)

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Committee Members

We encourage you to contact Executive Committee members of the Weed Society for dialogue on any issues relating to the Society or weeds in general.

Remember, you too can become a member. Simply click here to find out more.

Executive Committee Members

Greg Lefoe

Greg Lefoe
President
Agriculture Victoria Research, AgriBio

Email: greg.lefoe@ecodev.vic.gov.au 

Profile:

Greg has worked on invasive species for more than twenty years, starting out on the integrated management of pest insects at the Keith Turnbull Research Institute. It was only a matter of time before Greg moved to weeds research, where he developed a passion for biological control. Greg works in the lab and the field to research and help implement biological control of weeds such as bridal creeper, gorse, broom and silverleaf nightshade. 

Why did you join WSV/what do you want to get out of it?

I joined the WSV because I've met many dedicated weedo's who are absolutely committed to protecting Victoria's biodiversity and agriculture, and their example has rubbed off on me. I'm particularly interested in encouraging collaboration between community volunteers, students, scientists, farmers and land managers, and supporting and recognising their work.

 

 

Matthew Stephenson
Past President 

Profile: 

Matt has worked for Landcare as a Pest Plant and Animal Control Project Manager for 15 years. He began working on African Lovegrass and Serrated Tussock projects and now manages a number of projects in the Bass Coast region including roadsides, private land and community engagement programs.

Why did you join WSV/what do you want to get out of it?

I joined the WSV to gleam information and advice from weed scientists and other on-ground practitioners. I recognise the value in establishing networks and building connections between people with a common goal and visions.  The over-arching goal of my involvement with the WSV should be to ensure best practice on-ground outcomes and supported communities battling weeds and pest animals.

 

 


Raelene Kwong
Vice President
Agriculture Victoria Research, AgriBio


Keith Primrose

Treasurer

Parks Victoria

 

Jackie Steel

Co-opted member

Agriculture Victoria Research, AgriBio
Phone: (03) 9032 7334 or 0418 368 376
Email: Jackie Steel 

Rebecca Grant
Secretary
PO Box 122
La Trobe University  VIC  3083
Email: Rebecca Grant

Profile:

As from April 2013, I am the current elected Secretary for the Weed Society of Victoria Inc. (WSV). I also study a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology on a part time. I’ve completed both a Diploma of Environmental Management and a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management. On completion of these in 2007, I began working at the Department of Primary Industries (now Department of Environment and Primary Industries), in Frankston, Victoria. I worked within the Biosciences Research Division assisting with weed biological and chemical control projects, but most of my time was spent with the Weed Risk Assessment Team.

Why did you join WSV/what do you want to get out of it?

I joined the WSV committee in 2012 so I could maintain professional links with my colleagues after I left the weed sciences field, having finished my contracted positions with the Department. Upon the previous secretary’s retirement, and with the support of the then current committee, I accepted the nomination as secretary for WSV.

 

 

  

Ingrid Krokenberger
Newsletter Editor
Email: Ingrid Krokenberger- Editor

Profile:

I have recently moved to Melbourne from Western Australia to be closer to family. I had been working there as a Natural Resource Management (NRM) Officer with Moore Catchment Council. Prior to that, I had research and teaching roles in the School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University. My research in mine rehabilitation has investigated mine-pit revegetation and soil amendment for revegetating mine tailings. I have also undertaken research in tree water relations in plantation forestry. I am currently studying Project Management.

Why did you join WSV/what do you want to get out of it?

As I am not currently working in NRM, I am keen to remain active in this field through my involvement with the Weed Society of Victoria and other volunteer activities. I anticipate I will learn a great deal about NRM in Victoria through my association with the Weed Society of Victoria. I also hope to make a contribution to a wider awareness and interest in weeds through the sharing of information on weed-related issues.

 

Brett McGennisken

Committee Member

  

 Kate Blood
Committee Member

DELWP

Profile:

 

Why did you join WSV/what do you want to get out of it?

 

 

Greg Wells
Committee Member
Dow AgroSciences
Sunbury
Phone: (03) 9740 7700
Email: WELLS1@dow.com

Profile:

R&D leader, southern Australia.  28 years field R&D experience on product development for weed control.

Why did you join WSV/what do you want to get out of it?

I joined WSV due to long involvement in various roles in WSQ.

 

Rebecca James

Committee Member

DELWP

Profile:

I have worked with weeds in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning since 2009. I worked on a strategic weed project in the Upper Thomson catchment (West Gippsland) and I’m currently focussed on weeds at the early stage of invasion.

Why did you join WSV/what do you want to get out of it?

I joined the WSV to further gain and share knowledge about weeds. I also see it as an opportunity to meet more people working in the field of weeds.

 

 Jon Nester
Committee Member

 Gerry Ho
Committee Member

Bob & Fiona Richardson
Newsletter Designers
PO Box 42
Meredith 3333
Phone/fax: 5286 1533
Email: Rob and Fiona, Richardsons
Mobile: 0409 973 969


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