The Australian Taxonomy
I am a Scientific Officer and Curator in the Ichthyology Section at AM.
My current research is focused on understanding the origins of reef fish biodiversity and how it is maintained using a combination of traditional and next generation sequencing approaches. I am particularly interested in coastal ecosystems, understanding the effects of tropicalisation on Australian fish species and identifying those that may act as indicators of change, and exploring new ways to track monitor and monitor environmental shifts in our oceans with environmental DNA (eDNA). During my career, I've organised and/or participated in over 60 research/collection trips, starting in the Western Atlantic Ocean and more recently moving into the Indo-West Pacific.
Joseph's work profile
Joseph works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution
Joseph's primary institution is: Australian Museum
Joseph's position is: Curator, Ichthyology
Joseph's work in taxonomy
Joseph has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication, Public Outreach
Joseph's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Biogeography, Bioinformatics
Joseph works on the taxonomy of Animals, Vertebrates, Fish,
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