The Australian Taxonomy
My work as national vector coordinator focuses on managing mosquito vector risks at First Points of Entry into Australia. This requires sound understanding of both endemic and exotic mosquito vector taxonomy and diagnostics. As part of this work, I use my experience as a biosecurity diagnostician to verify the identity of suspected exotic mosquitoes detected through biosecurity work. I also use my interest in the taxonomy and biogeography of the swallowtail butterflies (Papilionidae) to aid biosecurity diagnostics, including for the invasive Lime Swallowtail complex (Papilio demoleus).
John's work profile
John works in the following sector(s): Other government agency
John's primary institution is: Department of Agriculture, Water & the Environment
John's position is: National Mosquito Vector Coordinator
John's work in taxonomy
John has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Information Management, Editing publishing and reviewing
John's skills are in Species delimitation, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Nomenclature, Imaging
John works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Lepidoptera, Flies, Diptera, Mosquitoes, Culicidae, Aedes, Culex, Toxorhynchites, Ghost moths, Hepialoidea, Hepialidae, Butterflies, Papilionoidea, Swallowtail butterflies, Swallowtails, Papilionidae
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 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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