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Lisa Kirkendale

I grew up in Canada and through an innovative work-study program at my undergrad uni, ended up describing a new species. I was hooked on museums and museum research from that time on. I feel lucky to call Western Australia home and am equally excited and challenged by the molluscape here. My focus is on marine bivalves with a working knowledge of other molluscs. I tackle research questions about biodiversity and taxonomy through to molecular phylogenetics and evolution.

Lisa 's work profile

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

Lisa 's primary institution is: Western Australian Museum

Lisa 's position is: Head of Aquatic Zoology and Curator of Molluscs

Lisa 's work in taxonomy 

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

Lisa 's skills are in Phylogenetics, Classification, Genetics & Genomics, Biogeography

Lisa works on the taxonomy of Animals, Molluscs, Bivalvia, such as clams, oysters, scallops

Lisa  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 by prospective students and others who could benefit from mentorship

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