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Kit Prendergast

I'm a native bee scientist that primarily works on ecological questions on what biotic and abiotic factors determine the distribution, abundance and diversity of native bees. I am a professional science writer and communicator, using a range of media to engage both academia and the public about native bees, biodiversity, and biology at large. I also do consultancy, and have been involved in projects recording the insect visitors to rare flora, and identifying the biodiversity of native bees in various habitats. I love going on collecting adventures in all kinds of habitats, from the 'burbs to the bush.

Kit's work profile

Kit works in the following sector(s): University

Kit's primary institution is: Curtin University

Kit's position is: PhD researcher

Kit's work in taxonomy 

Kit has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication, Public Outreach

Kit's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Biogeography, Imaging, Other

Kit works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Hymenoptera, Apoidea, bees

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Kit 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

Use the button below to contact Kit for one of the reasons above. Please don't make contact for any other reason.