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Jacob John

Jacob John Adj. Professor with Curtin University. Currently working as a honorary researcher writing and researching on the Diatom Flora of Australia. The following volumes are already published (Koeltz Scientific, Germany): Vol.1 Diatoms from Stradbroke and Fraser Islands Vol.2 Diatoms from Tasmania To be published soon: Vol.3 Diatoms from Arid Australia under preparation: Vol.4 Diatoms from Tropical Australia Vol.5 Diatoms from Temperate Australia.

Jacob's work profile

Jacob works in the following sector(s): University, Collections Institution

Jacob's primary institution is: Western Australian Herbarium

Jacob's position is: Research Associate

Jacob's work in taxonomy 

Jacob has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication

Jacob's skills are in Species delimitation, Classification, Imaging

Jacob works on the taxonomy of Protists, Diatoms,

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