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John Huisman

I am a phycologist, primarily interested in the taxonomy of Western Australian seaweeds. My goal in life is to document, photographically and in print, the entire marine flora of WA. I also hope to alter the perception of seaweeds as smelly beach drift; they include many spectacular and attractive plants (broadly speaking) and deserve a better image.

John's work profile

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

John's primary institution is: Western Australian Herbarium

John's position is: Curator

John's work in taxonomy 

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

John's skills are in Species delimitation, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Nomenclature, Biogeography, Imaging

John works on the taxonomy of Algae, GreenAlgae, RedAlgae, Brown Algae

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John 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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