Staff profile: Louise Carter

Position title:
Technical Officer
Section:
Arachnology Collection
Phone:
+612 9320 6404
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Profile

I began working at the museum as a technical officer in 2003. Initially I was running a range of projects occurring on Lord Howe Island looking at the effects introduced rats had on the insect and plant communities. At the end of 2006 I was part of the major exhibition team that put together Surviving Australia, a permanent exhibition that is currently on at the Australian Musuem.

Currently I'm the technical officer in Arachnology. My work involves collecting, identifying and curating spiders and their relatives. Prior to my arrival at the Australian Museum I worked as a research assistant/ technical officer at the University of Wollongong for five years. I was involved with a variety of ecological projects including a fire ecology project that studied the effects of fire patchiness on flora and fauna, particularly seed predation and herbivory.
 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology/Ecology, University of Wollongong, 1998