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Steven Cooper

My research investigates the diversity, evolution and molecular ecology of Australian fauna, with a strong focus on subterranean and groundwater invertebrate fauna from the arid zone of Australia. The latter includes taxonomic and phylogenetic studies of beetles and crustaceans, using integrated approaches. I have also applied DNA sequence analyses to investigate the biogeographic history and phylogeography of various animal groups, including mammals, reptiles and insects.

Steven's work profile

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

Steven's primary institution is: South Australian Museum

Steven's position is: Principal Researcher and Head of Earth and Biology

Steven's work in taxonomy 

Steven has the following roles: Collecting, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing

Steven's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Biogeography

Steven works on the taxonomy of Animals, Arachnids, Insects, Crustaceans,

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Steven 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 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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