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Kevin Thiele

I'm first and foremost a botanist with a particular interest in the taxonomy of Proteaceae, Dilleniaceae (Hibbertia) and Viola. In addition, I've dabbled in biodiversity informatics (I was lead developer of the Lucid software). I led the Western Australian Herbarium for a decade before leaving gainful employ in the public sector to lead the development in the Academy of Science of the taxonomy and biosystematics decadal plan, then the establishment of Taxonomy Australia and now the scoping, planning and advocacy for a mission to discover and document all remaining Australian species in a generation.

Kevin's work profile

Kevin works in the following sector(s): University, Collections Institution, Non-government organisation, Consultancy

Kevin's primary institution is: Australian Academy of Science

Kevin's position is: Director Taxonomy Australia

Kevin's work in taxonomy 

Kevin has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Information Management, Institution Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Kevin's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Nomenclature, Imaging

Kevin works on the taxonomy of Flowering Plants, Plants, Proteaceae, Dilleniaceae, Violaceae, Banksia, Hibbertia, Viola

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Kevin 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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