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Joseph Schubert

Legacy Registration Officer, Entomology and Arachnology

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Prior to my position at Museums Victoria, I was employed as a Research Assistant in the Chown Laboratory (Monash University, School of Biological Science) conducting experimental work on Collembola (springtails) including trait limits, species interaction trials, abundance surveys, and the developing an interactive taxonomic key to the laboratory’s assemblage of Collembola. I have also previously been involved with working with agricultural pest insects during my undergraduate placement at Agribio: Centre for Agribioscience, and spiders at Queensland Museum.

I have a background in invertebrate systematics having described various species of Maratus (peacock spiders), and co-publishing a preliminary revision of the genus Jotus (brushed jumping spiders).

In my role as a Legacy Registration Officer at Museums Victoria, it is my duty to physically and electronically register invertebrate specimens to our Museum’s database. This important project allows us to effectively manage the collections, and ensures our data is available to the public.  Our records and specimen data are available through MV Collections online and through other online aggregators such as Atlas of Living Australia, making them accessible to researchers around the globe.


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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