The Australian Taxonomy
Lifelong, mostly amateur, naturalist with strong interests in Lepidoptera (especially Pterophoridae and Alucitidae), DNA barcoding and metabarcoding, insect photography, and automation of species detection.
International Engagement Officer for Species 2000, supporting the work of Catalogue of Life (https://catalogueoflife.org/), and Executive Secretary for the International Barcode of Life Consortium (https://ibol.org/). Former Director of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (https://gbif.org/) and of the Atlas of Living Australia (https://ala.org.au/).
Catalogue of the Pterophoroidea of the World: http://pterophoroidea.hobern.net/
Catalogue of the Alucitoidea of the World: http://alucitoidea.hobern.net/
Malaise trapping for DNA barcoding: https://araba.hobern.net/
Australian DNA barcode explorer: https://bold-au.hobern.net/
Donald's work profile
Donald works in the following sector(s): Non-government organisation, Personal
Donald's primary institution is: Species 2000
Donald's position is: International Engagement Officer
Donald's work in taxonomy
Donald has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management, Information Management, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication
Donald's skills are in Biodiversity informatics, Bioinformatics, Imaging
Donald works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae, Alucitidae
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