Jo Taylor

Dr Joanne Taylor

Manager, Natural Sciences Collections

About me

Connect with me
ResearchGate
Contact me
Contact me through our enquiries team

As Manager of the Natural Sciences collections, I am responsible for coordinating the collection management functions across the Natural Sciences. I am passionate about caring for the collections to the highest standards whilst also providing access for researchers and visitors.

I have worked at Museums Victoria since 1995 in a variety of roles within the Marine Invertebrates Department. Since 2003 I have managed the vast marine collection, which encompasses around 25 animal phyla.

I have published on many crustacean groups including amphipods, shrimps and squat lobsters and am an active member of the Crustacean Society. In 2009 I was the recipient of the Encyclopedia of Life Rubenstein Fellowship.

Qualifications

PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia

Diploma in Law and Collections Management, Institute of Art and Law, UK

BSc (Hons), Monash University, Australia

BSc, University of Melbourne, Australia

Links

Projects and events

Awards

2012: Whitley Award Commendation for Invertebrate Natural History (The Biology of Squat Lobsters)

2012: EOL Rubenstein Fellowship 2012-2013, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

2011: Geddes Visiting Research Fellowship 2011-2012, Australian Museum, Sydney

2010: Geddes Visiting Collections Fellowship 2010-2011, Australian Museum, Sydney

2009: COMARGE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2009-2011

1998-2003: Special Postgraduate Research Studentship (ARC Funded)

1998: Australian Museum Postgraduate Award

Committee offices held

2016-2018: Program Officer. The Crustacean Society        

2011-2014: Board of Governors (Indo-Pacific Governor).

2013: Scientific Committee. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting, San José, Costa Rica

2011: Organising Committee. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii

Professional Associations and Committees

Organising Committee. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting, Singapore, July, 2016

Organising Committee. The Crustacean Society Mid-year Meeting, Sydney, June, 2015    

Scientific Committee. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting, Costa Rica, July, 2013     

Organising Committee. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting, Hawaii, June, 2011

Awards Committee. The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting, Hawaii, June, 2011

TCSERA Committee Member, 7th International Crustacean Congress, Qingdao, China, June 2010

Member of The Crustacean Society (TCS)

Member of The Society of Australian Systematic Biologists (SASB)

Teaching and students

I'm available for student supervision.

Supervision of University Interns.

Publications

Books

Poore, G.C.B., Ahyong, S.T., and Taylor, J. (eds) 2011. The Biology of Squat Lobsters. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne and CRC Press: Boca Raton.

Articles

Taylor, J. & Walker-Smith, G 2017, August 9. Australian 'sea bug attack' scientists: getting our facts right (and why it matters) [Blog Post]. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/australian-sea-bug-attack-scientists-getting-our-facts-right-and-why-it-matters

Iwasa-Arai, T., McCallum A.W., and Taylor, J. 2015. Oceanic Shoals Commonwealth Marine Reserve survey reveals new records of xanthid crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Xanthidae) from northern Australia.  Memoirs of Museum Victoria 73: 1-11.   

McCallum, A.W., Woolley, S., Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, M., Browne, J., Gerken, S., Kloser, R., Poore, G.C.B., Staples, D., Syme, A., Taylor, J., Walker-Smith, G., Williams, A. and Wilson, R.S. 2015. Productivity enhances benthic species richness along an oligotrophic Indian Ocean continental margin. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24(4): 462-471.

Poore, G.C.B., Avery, L., Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, M., Browne, J., Bruce, N.L., Gerken, S., Glasby, C., Greaves, E., McCallum, A., Staples, D., Syme, A., Taylor, J., Walker-Smith, G., Warne, M., Watson, C., Williams, A., Wilson, R.S. and Woolley, S. 2014. Invertebrate diversity of the unexplored marine western margin of Australia: taxonomy and implications for global biodiversity. Marine Biodiversity (published online, 31 July 2014, doi 10.1007/s12526-014-0255-y).

Ahyong, S.T., Taylor, J., & McCallum, A.W. 2013. New species and new records of deepwater munidid squat lobsters from north-western Australia: Onconida, Bathymunida, Crosnierita, Plesionida and Torbenella  Zootaxa, 3734, 23-37.

Ahyong, S.T, Andreakis, N., & Taylor, J. 2011.  Mitochondrial phylogeny of the deep-sea squat lobsters, Munidopsidae (Galatheoidea). Zoologischer Anzeiger, doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2011.06.005

Taylor, J., Asakura, A. & Tudge, C., 2011. Gary Charles Beresford Poore. Recipient of The Crustacean Society Excellence in Research Award. The Journal of Crustacean Biology. 31: 217-220.

Taylor, J., & Komai, T. 2011.  First record of the introduced sand shrimp species Crangon uritai Hayashi & Kim, 1999 from Newport, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Marine Biodiversity Records 4; e22.

Taylor, J., Ahyong, S.T. & Andreakis, N. 2010. New records and new species of the munidopsine squat lobsters (Decapoda: Anomura: Galatheidae: Munidopsinae) from Australia. Zootaxa, 2642, 1-18.

Taylor, J. 2010. The sand shrimp genus Philocheras (Caridea: Crangonidae) from the continental margin of Western Australia including the description of a new species and key to Australian species. In: De Grave, S. & Fransen, C.H.J.M. (Eds) (2010) Contributions to shrimp taxonomy. Zootaxa, 2372, 157–168.

Komai, T. & Taylor, J. 2010. Three new species of the crangonid genus Metacrangon Zarenkov (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 67: xx–xx.

Taylor, J., & Collins, D.J. 2009. The first records of the shrimp genus Lissosabinea (Caridea: Crangonidae) from Australia, including descriptions of three new species and a key to world species. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 66(1): 175–188.

Taylor, J. & McCallum, A. 2009. A shrimp’s tale: describing new fauna from Western Australia. Marine Biodiversity Research, Newsletter of Australia’s Marine Biodiversity Research Hub, September 2009. Online at: http://www.marinehub.org/index.php/site/newsletter_extended_archive/publications_sep09/

Taylor, J. 2009. Phoxocephalidae In: Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (Eds) (2009) Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa, 2260, 800-827 (18 plates, 14 references).

Taylor, J. 2009. Great Barrier Reef Amphipods: Phoxocephalidae-A DELTA database of species from the Great Barrier Reef. In Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (Eds) (2009) Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: An Interactive Identification Guide.

Poore, G.C.B., McCallum, A.W. & Taylor, J. 2008. Decapod Crustacea of the continental margin of southwestern and central Western Australia: preliminary identifications of 524 species from FRV Southern Surveyor voyage SS10-2005. Museum Victoria Science Reports 11: 1–106.

Taylor, J. 2006. A new species of Leongathus from the Tasman Sea collected during the 2003 NORFANZ Expedition (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Phoxocephalidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(2): 101–107.

Fauchald, K., Taylor, J. & Johnson, R. 2003. Eunicidae (Polychaeta)-A DELTA database of genera, and Australian species. In RS Wilson, PA Hutchings & CJ Glasby (eds) Polychaetes: An Interactive Guide. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Glasby, C.J. & Taylor, J. 2003. Dorvilleidae (Polychaeta)-A DELTA database of genera, and Australian species. In R.S. Wilson, P.A. Hutchings & C.J. Glasby (eds) Polychaetes: An Interactive Identification Guide. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Paxton, H. & Taylor, J. 2003. Onuphidae (Polychaeta)-A DELTA database of genera, and Australian species. In R.S. Wilson, P.A. Hutchings & C.J. Glasby (eds) Polychaetes: An Interactive Identification Guide. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Wilson, R.S. & Taylor, J. 2003. Lumbrineridae (Polychaeta)-A DELTA database of genera, and Australian species. In R.S. Wilson, P.A. Hutchings & C.J. Glasby (eds) Polychaetes: An Interactive Identification Guide. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Wilson, R.S. & Taylor, J. 2003. Oenonidae (Polychaeta)-A DELTA database of genera, and Australian species. In R.S. Wilson, P.A. Hutchings & C.J. Glasby (eds) Polychaetes:An Interactive Identification Guide. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Wilson, R.S. & Taylor, J. 2003. Opheliidae (Polychaeta)-A DELTA database of genera, and Australian species. In R.S. Wilson, P.A. Hutchings & C.J. Glasby (eds) Polychaetes: An Interactive Identification Guide. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Taylor, J. 2002. A review of the genus Wildus (Amphipoda: Phoxocephalidae) with a description of a new species from the Andaman Sea, Thailand. Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication 23(1): 253–263.

Taylor, J. & Poore, G.C.B. 2001. Descriptions of new species of Birubius (Amphipoda: Phoxocephalidae) from Australia and Papua New Guinea with comments on the Birubius-Kulgaphoxus-Tickalerus-Yan complex. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 58(2): 255–295.

Hanamura, Y., Wadley, V. & Taylor, J. 1999. Description of a new species of the Pacific shrimp genus Paracrangon (Crustacea: Decapoda: Crangonidae) from southern Australia, with a key to the genus. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 57(2):311–317.

Taylor, J. & Poore, G.C.B. 1998. A review of the genus Leontocaris (Crustacea: Caridea: Hippolytidae) with descriptions of three species from southeastern Australian seamounts and slope. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 57(1):57–69.

Poore, G.C.B., Hart, S., Taylor, J. & Tudge, C., 1998. Decapod crustaceans from Tasmanian seamounts. Pp. 65–78 in Koslow, J.A. and Gowlett-Holmes, K. (eds), The seamount fauna of southern Tasmania: benthic communities, their conservation and impacts of trawling. Final report to Environment Australia and The Fisheries Research Development Corporation. CSIRO Marine Research: Hobart.

Connect with Museums Victoria

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest news about our exhibitions, special events, programs and offers.

Loading