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Tom May

I'm a mycologist, with broad research interests across taxonomy, classification, identification, nomenclature, ecology and conservation. I commenced compiling a name list for Australian fungi in the 1980s, and currently maintain the National Species List for fungi. I'm a keen supporter of citizen science, helping to found Fungimap in the 1990s, as a mapping scheme for Australian fungi, and assisting with identifications for the iNaturalist Fungimap Australia project.

Tom's work profile

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

Tom's primary institution is: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Tom's position is: Senior Research Scientist (Mycology)

Tom's work in taxonomy 

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

Tom's skills are in Species delimitation, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Nomenclature, Population genetics, Biogeography

Tom works on the taxonomy of Fungi, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Agaricales, mushrooms

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Tom 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

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