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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 6: What new technologies (other than genetics and genomics) will we need to deploy for our mission?

Session 1

27 April 2020 at 11:30:00 pm

Jane Melville


New technologies are available now that can help in our mission, including machine learning, high-end imaging, supercomputing and more. This roundtable will consider issues around new technologies, including:

  • How exactly could machine learning be used in species discovery, delimitation and documentation?

  • What support structures do we need to be able to effectively use new imaging technologies?

17 people have registered for this session

Ema Corro


Beau Picking

The University of Melbourne

Bill Barker

State Herbarium of South Australia

Caine Barlow

Linda Semeraro

Agriculture Victoria

Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn


Jeremy Bruhl

University of New England

Kathryn Hall

Queensland Museum

Herve Sauquet

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

Peter Cowman

James Cook University

Nicole Gunter

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Tom Bridge

Queensland Museum

Matt Renner

National Herbarium of New South Wales

Francesco Martoni

Agriculture Victoria Research - AgriBio

James Dorey

Flinders University

Tom May

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Leela Maya Rizal

The University of Queensland

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