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Laura Fagan

I am a Development Officer at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in Western Australia managing the MyPestGuide Community Reporting System as well as a Visiting Scientist at CSIRO, Floreat. I was trained as an entomologist in Canada and worked as an environmental scientist in New Zealand for 10 years on integrated pest management and invasive species biosecurity. My current work involves development of mobile apps to engage community in e-surveillance for managing pests and diseases for continued market access and integration of supporting systems for taxonomy in Australia.

Laura's work profile

Laura works in the following sector(s): Other government agency, Other

Laura's primary institution is: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Laura's position is: Development Officer - MyPestGuide

Laura's work in taxonomy 

Laura has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Information Management, Institution Management, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication, Public Outreach, Other

Laura's skills are in Species delimitation, Biodiversity informatics, Imaging, Other

Laura works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects,

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Laura 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 Laura for one of the reasons above. Please don't make contact for any other reason.