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Donald Hobern

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Lifelong, mostly amateur, naturalist with strong interests in Lepidoptera (especially Pterophoridae and Alucitidae), DNA barcoding and metabarcoding, insect photography, and automation of species detection.

International Engagement Officer for Species 2000, supporting the work of Catalogue of Life (https://catalogueoflife.org/), and Executive Secretary for the International Barcode of Life Consortium (https://ibol.org/). Former Director of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (https://gbif.org/) and of the Atlas of Living Australia (https://ala.org.au/).

Publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6492-4016
Photos: https://flickr.com/photos/dhobern/
iNaturalist: https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/people/4859
Catalogue of the Pterophoroidea of the World: http://pterophoroidea.hobern.net/
Catalogue of the Alucitoidea of the World: http://alucitoidea.hobern.net/
Malaise trapping for DNA barcoding: https://araba.hobern.net/
Australian DNA barcode explorer: https://bold-au.hobern.net/

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Donald's work profile

Donald works in the following sector(s): Non-government organisation, Personal

Donald's primary institution is: Species 2000

Donald's position is: International Engagement Officer

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Donald's work in taxonomy 

Donald has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Information Management, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication

Donald's skills are in Biodiversity informatics, Bioinformatics, Imaging

Donald works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae, Alucitidae

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Donald is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

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

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

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

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

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Contact by prospective students and others who could benefit from mentorship

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