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Joseph Schubert

Prior to my position at Museums Victoria, I was employed as a Research Assistant in the Chown Laboratory (Monash University, School of Biological Science) conducting experimental work on Collembola (springtails) including trait limits, species interaction trials, abundance surveys, and the developing an interactive taxonomic key to the laboratory’s assemblage of Collembola. I have also previously been involved with working with agricultural pest insects during my undergraduate placement at Agribio: Centre for Agribioscience, and spiders at Queensland Museum.

I have a background in invertebrate systematics having described several species of Maratus (peacock spiders), and co-publishing a preliminary revision of the genus Jotus (brushed jumping spiders).

In my role as a Legacy Registration Officer at Museums Victoria, it is my duty to physically and electronically register invertebrate specimens to our Museum’s database. This important project allows us to effectively manage the collections, and ensures our data is available to the public. Our records and specimen data are available through MV Collections online and through other online aggregators such as Atlas of Living Australia, making them accessible to researchers around the globe.

Joseph's work profile

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

Joseph's primary institution is: Museums Victoria

Joseph's position is: Legacy Registration Officer (Entomology/Arachnology)

Joseph's work in taxonomy 

Joseph has the following roles: Identification, Research, Information Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Joseph's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Nomenclature, Imaging

Joseph works on the taxonomy of Animals, Arachnids, Spiders, Insects, Salticidae, Sparassidae

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Joseph is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

Contact from others in the taxonomy community regarding taxonomy-related issues

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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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