Genevieve is presented with the Australian Natural History Medallion by TFNC President Eddie Gall, 3rd. December 2022

At the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Christmas BBQ, we had the pleasure of presenting Dr. Genevieve Gates with the 2022 Australian Natural History Medallion.

This prestigious national prize was awarded to her for her contribution to mycology, in fieldwork, education, and continuing involvement in citizen science.

Over the years, Genevieve has sent over 4000 specimens to the National Herbarium in Melbourne, including 13 type specimens, and over 2000 to the Tasmanian Herbarium in Hobart, where she also volunteered. She is the author or co-author of nearly 100 species new to science, which have been collected over hundreds of field trips, in all sorts of weather.

As well as her scientific papers, Genevieve is the co-author of A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi.

She established the Tasmanian Fungi Facebook site where she continues to give authoritative identification and information to the findings of more than 18,000 members.

In recent years Tasmania has been most successful with Sarah Lloyd winning this same award in 2018 and TFNC member Simon Grove in 2019. All three are congratulated.

Our thanks to the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria for administering this award.

* A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi is available to purchase in the Bookshop on this site.