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Michael Braby

A/Prof Michael F. Braby currently works as an Honorary Associate Professor at the Division of Ecology and Evolution, Research School of Biology (RSB), The Australian National University, and as a Visiting Scientist at the Australian National Insect Collection, National Research Collections Australia. Michael does research in Biosystematics (Systematics and Taxonomy), and Conservation Biology of butterflies and diurnal moths (Lepidoptera).

Michael's work profile

Michael works in the following sector(s): University, Collections Institution

Michael's primary institution is: Australian National Insect Collection

Michael's position is: Honorary Associate Professor

Michael's work in taxonomy 

Michael has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Editing publishing and reviewing

Michael's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Nomenclature, Biogeography, Imaging

Michael works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Lepidoptera,

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