So far in our ‘Spotlight on ALA users’ blog series we’ve profiled an artist, a microfaunal ecologist, a palaeontologist and photographer. This time we meet an expert on our iconic Australian mammals.
Dr Russell Shiel is an aquatic microfaunal ecologist at the University of Adelaide and he loves his job.
Natural history collections in museums and institutions across the world have long been the basis of scientific interrogation as well as artistic inspiration. For this reason, we were very interested to meet ALA user Peter Forward, a visual artist from Victoria.
Dr Anne Musser, Honorary Research Associate with the Australian Museum, and a guide and palaeontologist at Jenolan Caves, is using the ALA to record biodiversity in the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, near Oberon, NSW.
Have you ever wondered who else is using the Atlas of Living Australia? For our new blog series Spotlight on Users, we looked through our recent sightings and contacted contributors to find out how and why they use the ALA.