The Australian Taxonomy
When I wear my research hat, my primary interest is in the systematics of Australian Scorpions as well as the Scorpion family Buthidae. My secondary interests are systematics of pseudoscorpions and centipedes (Geophilomorpha, Cryptopidae).
When I wear my consulting hat at Alacran Environmental Science, my interests are short-range endemics and subterranian fauna (mostly troglobites). In both cases I extensively use morphology and molecular methods for species delimitation and asessment of conservation significance.
Erich's work profile
Erich works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution, Consultancy
Erich's primary institution is: Alacran Environmental Science
Erich's position is: Principal Scientist (Owner)
Erich's work in taxonomy
Erich has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Institution Management, Editing publishing and reviewing
Erich's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Genetics & Genomics, Imaging, Other
Erich works on the taxonomy of Animals, Myriapods, Arachnids, Pseudoscorpions, Scorpions, Australian Scorpions, Buthidae: Lychas, Isometroides, Isometrus, Australobuthus, Hemilychas; Urodacidae, Urodacus; Bothriuridae; Cercophonius; Hormuridae, Hormurus. Cryptic centipedes, Scolopendromorpha, Cryptopidae; Geophilomorpha (soil centipedes): Oryidae, Chilenophilidae, Mecistocephalidae.
Erich 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)
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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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