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Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

I'm an early career researcher currently working on a subfamily of braconid wasps, the Microgastrinae, that parasitise lepidopteran caterpillars. I combine DNA barcoding data with morphological evidence to delimit and describe new species of this extremely diverse group of insects. I enjoy engaging with communities and developing citizen science projects that allow people to feel connected to the process of taxonomy. Currently, I am partnering with regional schools in South Australia to run Malaise traps to document their local biodiversity.

Erinn's work profile

Erinn works in the following sector(s): University

Erinn's primary institution is: The University of Adelaide

Erinn's position is: ABRS Postdoctoral Fellow

Erinn's work in taxonomy 

Erinn has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Erinn's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification

Erinn works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae, Parasitoid wasps

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Erinn 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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