Dr David Meagher
Editorial and Production Coordinator

David is a member of GML's in-house Editorial and Production Team.

He began his career as a physicist before obtaining a post-graduate qualification in editing and publishing and moving into science publishing.

Before joining GML, David worked as a freelance editor and writer for more than 20 years. His experience includes working for government agencies and commercial publishers in Australia and the United States. He has worked extensively on management plans for national parks, conservation reserves, state forests and other public lands, including providing strategic advice on complex nature conservation, built heritage and cultural heritage issues.

David has a particular interest in the environmental history of the Victorian Goldfields, particularly the impact of gold-mining on the soils, flora and fauna. He was one of the founders of the Box–Ironbark Ecology Course, and with Dr Neville Rosengren (formerly of La Trobe University) has interpreted the link between mining activity and the modern goldfields landscape for landowners, land managers and students for over 20 years.

David is also a botanist of international standing, with over 50 peer-reviewed papers and several books to his name, and edits The Bryological Times for the International Association of Bryologists.


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‘High-quality communication is an essential part of professional consulting. I work with GML staff to communicate their work clearly, effectively, and on time.’


PhD (Botany), The University of Melbourne

MSc (Botany), The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing (RMIT)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Physics) (RMIT)

Professional Affiliations

The University of Melbourne (Honorary Fellow)

IUCN Species Survival Commission (Member)

Australasian Systematic Botany Society (Member)

International Association of Bryologists (Council Member)