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Penelope Mills

Scale insect systematist and taxonomist. Currently employed as a research assistant (UQ/AgVic) on: Biocontrol of the giant pine scale in Australia. My part of the project focuses on the Australian native scale insect species and documenting their biodiversity, as well as documenting best practise to establish populations of native scale insects for biocontrol tests in the lab. Field trips planned post-COVID-19 pandemic; happy to collaborate with others on specimen collecting trips.

Penelope's work profile

Penelope works in the following sector(s): University

Penelope's primary institution is: University of Queensland

Penelope's position is: Research Assistant, Tutor, Lab. Assistant

Penelope's work in taxonomy 

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

Penelope's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Nomenclature, Genetics & Genomics

Penelope works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, TrueBugs, Coccomorpha, scale insects

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Penelope 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 from members of the public for identifications in areas of expertise

Contact re potential citizen science projects that could contribute to taxonomic research

Contact by prospective students and others who could benefit from mentorship

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