South Australian Museum Staff
- Senior Collection Manager
Philippa completed her B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology in 1977 and Ph.D. in Zoology in 1984, both at the University of Adelaide. In 1978-1979 she worked as a Research Assistant at the Herbarium of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute, conducting taxonomic revisions of Nicandra and the native tobacco species Nicotiana. In September 1984 Philippa joined the South Australian Museum as an assistant half-time in Ornithology and half-time in Arachnids & Helminths. In May 1985 she became a full-time assistant in Ornithology, and in 1991 became Senior Collection Manager in charge of Ornithology following the departure of the last Curator of Birds to another department. Since 1995 she has worked part-time.
Major Publications: (Top 5)
Horton, P. 1981. A taxonomic revision of Nicotiana (Solanaceae) in Australia. J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 3(1): 1-56.
Horton, P. 1983. Reproductive system. Ch. 7, pp. 84-92 in Tyler, M. J. (Ed.). The Gastric Brooding Frog. Croom Helm, London.
Horton, P. 2000. Birds. Pp. 37-98 in Robinson, A. C., Casperson, K. D. & Hutchinson, M. N. (Eds). A List of the Vertebrates of South Australia. Edn 3. Department for Environment & Heritage, Adelaide.
Horton, P. & Black, A. B. 2006. The Little Lorikeet in South Australia, with notes on the historical status of other lorikeets. South Australian Ornithologist 34 (7&8): 229-243.
Christidis, L., Horton, P. & Norman, J. A. 2008. Subspeciation in the Short-tailed Grasswren (Amytornis merrotsyi, Maluridae). Emu 108: 275-282