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David Yeates

Dr David Yeates completed his undergraduate training and PhD at the University of Queensland and was Roosevelt Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr David Grimaldi at the American Museum of Natural History 1989-1992. He was Schlinger Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National Insect Collection in 1993. He took up an academic position at the University of Queensland from 1994-2000. In 2001 he accepted the position as Research Scientist at the Australian National Insect Collection (CSIRO, Canberra), and became Director of the Collection in 2012. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University and became Schlinger Fellow at the ANIC in 2005. David has spent most of his research career studying the systematics of true flies (Diptera). With students and colleagues he works on the taxonomy and systematics of Australian flies, and on the higher-level relationships of flies and their relatives.

David's work profile

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

David's primary institution is: CSIRO

David's position is: Director, Australian National Insect Collection

David's work in taxonomy 

David has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Institution Management, Editing publishing and reviewing, Public Outreach

David's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Biogeography

David works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Flies,

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David is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

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