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Joanna Sumner

I work at Melbourne Museum managing the molecular biology labs and the Ian Potter Australian Wildlife Biobank that house our tissue and DNA collection. My research is largely conservation genetics and phylogeography, including work on skinks, agamid and elapid snakes.

Joanna's work profile

Joanna works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution

Joanna's primary institution is: Museums Victoria

Joanna's position is: Senior Manager Genetic Resources

Joanna's work in taxonomy 

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

Joanna's skills are in Phylogenetics, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics

Joanna works on the taxonomy of Animals, Vertebrates, Reptiles, Frogs,

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Joanna 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 by prospective students and others who could benefit from mentorship

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