Mr Gerry Turpin
Australian Tropical Herbarium
Gerry is a Mbabaram man from north Qld and a renowned Ethnobotanist. He has been employed by the Queensland State Government for about 30 years and
has previously been involved in the Queensland Herbarium’s Vegetation Surveys and Regional Ecosystem Mapping Project in Queensland.
Gerry manages the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre at the Australian Tropical Herbarium, in partnership with James Cook University, DISITI
and CSIRO, and has worked with many Traditional Owner groups on Cape York and other parts of Queensland. He is a member of the Ecological
Society of Australia Board of Directors with the role of Indigenous Engagement.
As an Indigenous ethnobotanist Gerry has a strong cultural commitment to facilitating effective partnerships that support Indigenous communities
to protect, manage and maintain their cultural knowledge on the use of plants.