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Jess Marsh

Dr Jess Marsh is an arachnologist with specialist interest in arachnid taxonomy and conservation ecology. She is Research Fellow with Murdoch University and honorary research associate with the South Australian Museum. Her current research projects include ABRS funded positions on the taxonomy and systematics of tube-web spiders (Segestriidae) in Tasmania and in South Australia and Victoria. Dr Marsh has a strong interest and background in invertebrate conservation and fire ecology, the subject of her PhD and subsequent research projects. She has worked in various roles relating to invertebrate ecology and taxonomy and these have given her a broad range of experience from multiple disciplines, with positions focussing on invertebrate ecology, conservation and taxonomy. Although her main focus is arachnology, Dr Marsh has wide experience in collecting and classifying aquatic macroinvertebrates.

Jess 's work profile

Jess works in the following sector(s): University, Collections Institution, Consultancy, Personal

Jess 's primary institution is: Murdoch University

Jess 's position is: Research Fellow

Jess 's work in taxonomy 

Jess has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Information Management

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

Jess works on the taxonomy of Animals, Arachnids, Spiders,

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Jess  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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