Caitlin Henderson is a science communicator and spider specialist. She co developed Spidentify, Australia’s premiere spider identification app. She behind-the-scenes images of the apps creation at her website.
Her main project is the wildlife comedy project Shes Got Legs. Caitlin shares stories across multiple social platforms using her videos, photography and dry wit. You can check out her work at Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. You can also support the project at Patreon.
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Dr Cameron Webb
Cameron Webb is an Associate Professor Medical Entomology. His work focuses on mosquitoes, mosquito-borne disease and wetlands. Recently, he has been working with local and state government authorities to better integrate mosquito management into overall urban development strategies.
He is one of the co-authors of A Guide to Mosquitoes of Australia.
You can check out his work sites at his Instagram account.
Joe Schubert is an Australian arachnologist. His work mostly focuses on describing new species of Peacock Spiders and their relatives, and the phylogenetics of Huntsman Spiders.
He currently works as a Legacy Registration Officer at Museums Victoria
James Dorey is a Ph.D student and nature photographer. He creates compelling photographs of spiders and insects, with a strong focus on bees.
In 2015/16, James went on a 3.5 month trip around Australia in to collect and photograph as many native bee species as he could. On that trip, he rediscovered the rare cloaked bee. You can read more about his adventures at The Bee Log Blog. The journey led to the Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration. This is a photo book with written contributions from many of Australia’s leading bee researchers. You can check out our review here.
His Ph.D looks at the evolution, taxonomy and ecology of Australian and Fijian native bees
Kit Prendergast is anative bee researcher He work focuses on honeybee competition and native bees in the suburbs.
She has written two books:
- Creating a Haven for Native Bees
- A Crash Course in Native Bee Taxonomy
She also runs the Bees in the burbs Facebook group.
James O’Hanlon is a behavioural ecologist with a passion for natural history and the hidden wonders of our world.
He is the founder and director of In Situ Science, and is a dediated science communicator. His articles have been featured in many top publications such as Australian Geographic and The Conversation. He also creates beautiful artwork.
He is currently coordinating the Tiny Gardeners Project. This is a nationwide citizen science project uncovering how ants are planting seeds across Australia.
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Dr Bryan Lessard
Bryan Lessard – a.k.a. Bry the Fly Guy – is a researcher and science communicator at CSIRO. He is an active social media user, offering a behind-the-scenes view of his scientific adventures.
He also shares his passion for flies and biodiversity with the world through speaking events, traditional and social media, and television. He did a TEDx presentation titled Beauty in the Beast: why we should appreciate the humble fly.
Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries
Erinn studies the taxonomy and systematics of parasitoid wasps. She is passionate about biodiversity, insects and species discovery.
She currently runs the “Insect Investigators” research project. It involves schools partnering with her to run insect traps to collect parasitic wasps, to document local biodiversity and discover new species. She shared more about the project at her website.
She shared more about her day-to-day life whilst she was completing my PhD from 2015-2018 at her blog.
Follow her on Twitter. She tweets about entomology, taxonomy and science communication.
Dr Lizzy Lowe
Lizzie Low works as a researcher studying spiders and insects at Macquarie University. She is passionate about sharing her love of spiders and all things urban ecology.
She runs the environmental education website Living City Science.
Braxton Jones is a phasmatologist. He studies animal behaviour, molecular evolution and taxonomy of Phasmids.
His work was featured on the Australian Geographic website.
Follow him on Twitter. He frequently shares macro images of insects.
Ben Parslow is a collection manager at South Australian Museum. He is working on Hymenoptera systematics and host associations.
You can read more about him at Little wasp causes quite a buzz.
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Samantha Nixon is a scientist and science communicator. Her work focuses on how to use spider venoms for parasite drug discovery.
Matthew Connors is an entomology and marine biology student. He shares engaging and informative posts at his Facebook page.