The Australian Taxonomy
I work as a diagnostician for many different groups of invertebrates (for biosecurity purposes), and as a taxonomist for True Bugs. I was a subject editor for Zootaxa (2011-2020), and I'm currently a subject editor for Austral Entomology (2016-present). Taxonomically, I have a particular interest in Achilidae, Dictyopharidae, Nogodinidae and Tingidae.
Melinda's work profile
Melinda works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution, Other government agency
Melinda's primary institution is: Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Melinda's position is: Senior Laboratory Scientist
Melinda's work in taxonomy
Melinda has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication
Melinda's skills are in Species delimitation, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Biogeography
Melinda works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, TrueBugs, Achilidae, Dictyopharidae, Nogodinidae, Tingidae, Cicadellidae, Cercopidae, Aphrophoridae, Tropiduchidae, Caliscelidae, Flatidae, Ricaniidae, Membracidae, Piesmatidae, Machaerotidae
Melinda 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
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