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Joseph Schubert

Research Assistant (Invertebrate Systematics)

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My work as a Research Assistant in Invertebrate Systematics utilises spiders as a model organism to infer the impacts of increasing bushfire frequency and severity on Australian invertebrates. Prior to this, I was employed by Museums Victoria as a Legacy Registration Officer in Entomology and Arachnology to physically and electronically register invertebrate specimens to the museum’s database.

I am broadly interested in invertebrate systematics, evolution, behaviour, and conservation. I have a background in invertebrate systematics and actively publish research on the taxonomy of Australian spiders. My Honours research at Murdoch University focused on the molecular phylogenetics and taxonomy of the Australian Huntsman Spiders. My current PhD research at the University of Sydney focuses on the genomic basis of evolution in the Australian Peacock Spiders and their relatives.


Schubert, J., 2021. Maratus nemo: A new wetland species of peacock spider from South Australia (Araneae, Salticidae, Euophryini). Evolutionary Systematics5, pp.71-80.

Schubert, J., 2020. Seven new species of Australian peacock spiders (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini: Maratus Karsch, 1878). Zootaxa4758(1), pp.1-44.

Schubert, J. 2019. Maratus occasus, a new peacock spider from Queensland, Australia with a review of the Maratus tasmanicus group (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini: Maratus Karsch 1878). Peckhamia 187(1) 1-10.

Baehr, B. C., J. Schubert, D. Harms, 2019. The Brushed Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae: Jotus L. Koch, 1881) from north-eastern Australia. Evolutionary Systematics 3(1) 53-73.

Schubert, J., 2019. Three new peacock spiders from Southwestern Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini: Maratus Karsch, 1878). Zootaxa, 4564(1), 81-100.

Schubert, J. and R. Whyte. 2019. A new peacock spider from the Cape York Peninsula (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini: Maratus Karsch 1878). Peckhamia 177(1): pp. 1-6.

Kwak, M.L. and J. Schubert, 2018. Utilizing ticks as forensic indicators in a livestock investigation. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, 15(1), 119-121.


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