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60L Green Building

60 Leicester Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

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Join us for a fascinating presentation from Richard Willan - One of Australias leading nudibranch taxonomists. We will also provide a quick wrap up of Melbourne's fifth Sea Slug Census.

Born before the configuring of the DNA molecule, Richard has lived through many changes to Australasia’s marine environment (ecology) and to philosophical approaches to naming animals (taxonomy). His formative years were spent happily exploring beaches and forests of New Zealand. His tertiary qualifications were gained at the University of Auckland with theses in Zoology on taxonomy of side-gilled sea slugs and ecology of sea hares. After ‘crossing the ditch’ for employment in marine biology and early during his time teaching at the University of Queensland in the early 1980s, he wrote the first book on nudibranchs in the southern hemisphere – a slim but colourful contribution published by Neville Coleman. Wherever he has gone, Richard has been involved in land care, passionately planting trees to restore habitats for wildlife. During his life he has watched wildlife vanish in the face of introduced (marine) pests and documented their impacts. Richard is currently President of the Northern Territory Field Naturalists’ Club and Chief Editor of its scientific journal Northern Territory Naturalist.

When: 6:00pm Friday 8 November 2019 (talks start at 6:30pm)

Where: The 60L Green Building, Ground Floor, 60 Leicester St, Carlton, 3053

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Contact: Kade Mills, ReefWatch Coordinator via kade@vnpa.org.au or 03 9341 6519

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