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Francesco Martoni

I am a molecular entomologist with a passion for psyllids. I work on barcoding and metabarcoding (mostly of insects, but also of bacterial communities in insects). I love working on and discussing about evolution, biodiversity and insects in general! Currently employed by Agriculture Victoria Research working on improving insect identification in agricultural traps using High Throughput Sequencing technology.

Francesco's work profile

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

Francesco's primary institution is: Agriculture Victoria Research

Francesco's position is: Entomology Research Scientist

Francesco's work in taxonomy 

Francesco has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing

Francesco's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Imaging

Francesco works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, TrueBugs, Psylloidea, psyllids

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Francesco 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

Use the button below to contact Francesco for one of the reasons above. Please don't make contact for any other reason.