The Australian Taxonomy
I am a Postgraduate associate at Yale University and finishing my PhD Candidature at Flinders Uni and the South Australian Museum. I work mostly on wild bees using macroecology, phylogenetics, taxonomy, GIS and ecology to answer questions on their biology and conservation. I am also a professional photographer, which I use to back-up my research and raise the profile of taxonomy and science in Australia.
I also tend to go on long field work trips around Australia collection specimens - mostly bees and wasps, but I am willing to collect for other people so long as the collection and storage of those specimens is not too 'specialist' (I mostly collect into ethanol).
James's work profile
James works in the following sector(s): University
James's primary institution is: Yale University
James's position is: Postgraduate Associate
James's work in taxonomy
James has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Information Management, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication, Public Outreach
James's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Biogeography, Imaging
James works on the taxonomy of Animals, Insects, Hymenoptera, Lacewings, Apoidea, bees, Apiformes, Homalictus, Halictidae
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James 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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