New books tell stories of Papua New Guinea trees

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A NEW three-volume series of books called the Trees of Papua New Guinea have been published by Xlibris Australia.
The book is written by two scientists based on 16 years of research.
The books provide readers with descriptions of trees with images and identification tools to assist in their identification.
These volumes unlock the amazing tree diversity found in majestic forests that range from the coastal and lowland plains to the highest mountains.
The three volumes will enable those who are responsible for natural resource management to improve their skills on trees in these forests so that they can fully appreciate the richness of the biologically diverse forests.
The books are available in hardcover and softcover, with an eBook version also available from Xlibris, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The two authors Barry J Conn and Kipiro Q Damas are scientists specialised in floral and forestry science.
Conn was a principal research scientist at the National Herbarium of New South Wales and associate professor at the University of Sydney. He is specialised in the floras of Malesia, Australasia and Pacific Islands with special focus on the systematics of the trees of New Guinea and several other plant families. He worked as a botanist at the PNG National Herbarium in Lae and as a lecturer at the Bulolo Forestry College (1974-1979). Since 1982 he has regularly visited PNG to continue his botanical research and to document and describe trees for the PNG trees project.
Damas graduated with a diploma in forestry from the PNG Forestry College in Bulolo in 1978. He was employed as an assistant botanist at the PNG National Herbarium in Lae. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the PNG University of Technology. He is currently undertaking a Master of Science degree at the University of PNG.

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