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Michael Shackleton

My research background has predominantly focussed on freshwater macroinvertebrates. In 2014 I completed a PhD on the phylogenetics and taxonomy of a family of caddisflies. I currently work at the interface of taxonomy, genetics and biological assessment.

Michael's work profile

Michael works in the following sector(s): University

Michael's primary institution is: Latrobe University

Michael's position is: Academic researcher

Michael's work in taxonomy 

Michael has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research

Michael's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Bioinformatics

Michael works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Caddisflies, Calocidae, Conoesucidae, Helicophidae

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