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Thomas Saunders

Currently doing a PhD on chemical ecology of scelionid wasps and how this information can help pre-release risk assessments within the context of biological control programs. I have limited formal experience in taxonomy, but I'm passionate about the discipline and have a particular interest in the taxonomy of parasitic Hymenoptera.

Thomas's work profile

Thomas works in the following sector(s): University

Thomas's primary institution is: University of Auckland

Thomas's position is: PhD Candidate

Thomas's work in taxonomy 

Thomas has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Science Communication, Public Outreach

Thomas's skills are in Species delimitation, Classification, Nomenclature, Imaging

Thomas works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Pentatomidae, Trissolcus,

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Thomas 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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