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Nerida Wilson

I'm interested in the evolution, systematics and conservation of many marine animal groups. My main focus is on the sea slugs (broadly Heterobranchia), including many microgastropods. However, I dabble widely and feel strongly that Australia needs to be broadening its taxonomic capacity. I think that field collections and exploration of new habitats is important, and key to understanding neglected parts of our biodiversity. I usually use molecular data in my work.

Nerida's work profile

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

Nerida's primary institution is: Western Australian Museum

Nerida's position is: Manager, Molecular Systematics Unit

Nerida's work in taxonomy 

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

Nerida's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Nomenclature, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Biogeography, Imaging

Nerida works on the taxonomy of Animals, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Xenacoelomorphs, Sponges, Cnidaria, Annelids, Tunicates, Fish, Heterobranchia

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

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