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Alison Dann

I work for Biosecurity Tasmania as the Molecular Biologist. My work consists of identifying a large variety of plant pests and diseases via PCR and DNA sequences, some possibly important in a biosecurity sense. Hence, correct identification is very important. So I have great interest in taxonomy of many organisms and love to contribute what I can.

Alison's work profile

Alison works in the following sector(s): Other government agency

Alison's primary institution is: Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Alison's position is: Molecular Biologist

Alison's work in taxonomy 

Alison has the following roles: Identification

Alison's skills are in Phylogenetics, Genetics & Genomics

Alison works on the taxonomy of Bacteria, Fungi, Animals, Plants, Basidiomycetes, Molluscs, Arachnids, Insects, Tunicates, Vertebrates,

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Alison is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

Contact from others in the taxonomy community regarding taxonomy-related issues

Contact from members of the public for advice in areas of expertise (but not for identifications)

Contact from members of the public for identifications in areas of expertise

Contact re potential citizen science projects that could contribute to taxonomic research

Contact by prospective students and others who could benefit from mentorship

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