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David Juszkiewicz

David is a passionate emerging coral taxonomist and ecologist. Having left a perfectly good career to pursue an undergraduate degree in Marine and Biological sciences (Murdoch University), he has recently completed Honours at Curtin University, Western Australia. During his Honours, David honed his skills in molecular and morphometric taxonomy and is about to embark on an exciting PhD project using integrated taxonomy to provide new perspectives on massive coral growth rates in rapidly changing oceans. In his spare time, David volunteers in marine conservation groups and helps run a university dive club.

David's work profile

David works in the following sector(s): University

David's primary institution is: Curtin University

David's position is: PhD Candidate

David's work in taxonomy 

David has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Research

David's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Genetics & Genomics, Biogeography, Imaging

David works on the taxonomy of Animals, Cnidaria, Scleractinian

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David 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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