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Our Discovery Mission

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to discover and document all remaining Australian species of plants, animals, fungi and other organisms ... in a generation.

How on Earth are we going to do this?


Roundtable 5: What informatics structures, processes and programs do we need to support our mission?

Session 1

28 April 2020 at 11:30:00 pm

Ely Wallis


Taxonomy and informatics are no longer separable. Almost all traxonomists now use a wide range of informatics tools in their day-to-day work, including online taxonomic checklists and nomenclators such as are provided by ABRS, occurrence records in the ALA and GBIF, online repositories of type images and information, and online sequence repsoitories and analysis tools. This workshop will examine the informatics toolkit available to taxonomists and ask the questions:

  • What more do we need?

  • Are our exisitng tools comprehensive enough, and integrated enough?

  • What's the next big thing we need to be aware of (or perhaps build)?

29 people have registered for this session

keith maguire



Nicole Kearney

Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia (Museums Victoria)

Ben Parslow

South Australian Museum

Doug Palmer


Ema Corro


Paige Maroni

The University of Western Australia

Anne Fuchs


Keith Maguire

South Australian Museum

Doug Palmer


Corinna Paeper


Sangay Dema

University of New England

Bill Barker

State Herbarium of South Australia

Rachael King

South Australian Museum

Elizabeth Sheedy

Peter Cowman

James Cook University

Mike Rix

Queensland Museum

Nicole Gunter

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Greg Whitbread


Niels Klazenga

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Nigel Fechner

Queensland Herbarium

Francesco Martoni

Agriculture Victoria Research - AgriBio

Lauren Hughes

Natural History Museum London

Anna Monro

Centre for Australian Biodiversity Research

Haylee Weaver

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

James Dorey

Flinders University

Leela Maya Rizal

The University of Queensland

Raees Khan

The University of Adelaide

Kym Abrams

University of Western Australia/ Dept of Water and Environmental Regulation

Katharina Nargar

Australian Tropical Herbarium & National Research Collections Australia, CSIRO

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