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Zoe Richards

Zoe is a coral biodiversity researcher and nature lover. Her research revolves around how best to monitor and protect corals and coral reefs. Working in the areas of systematics, phylogenetics, population genetics, ecology and conservation, Zoe undertakes multidisciplinary research that has informed policy in the areas of threatened species management, World Heritage Area management, Fisheries management and sedentary species conservation. Currently, Zoe leads a coral research group within the Trace and Environmental DNA Laboratory at Curtin University and is also the Curator of Marine Invertebrates at the Western Australian Museum. She leads a research group that has undertaken novel research in the areas of biodiversity discovery, phylogenomics and environmental DNA and she is a passionate science communicator.

Zoe 's work profile

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

Zoe 's primary institution is: WA Museum, Curtin University

Zoe 's position is: Marine Invertebrate Curator, Senior Research Fellow

Zoe 's work in taxonomy 

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

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

Zoe works on the taxonomy of Animals, Cnidaria, Scleractinia; Octocorallia

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Zoe  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

Use the button below to contact Zoe for one of the reasons above. Please don't make contact for any other reason.