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Ricky-Lee Erickson

Assistant Collection Manager, Vertebrate Zoology

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As an Assistant Collection Manager, I help manage the mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird and fish collections at Museums Victoria. My role includes specimen preparation, assisting with field work, data management, facilitating access to the collections and providing expertise on the vertebrate collections to help with public enquiries, exhibitions and other stakeholders.

I have a variety of interests but I am particularly passionate about marine fauna. I studied marine invertebrate communities in Port Phillip Bay for my Masters degree and I described a new species of marine worm with my Museum colleague, Dr Robin Wilson.


Master of Science (Marine Biology), The University of Melbourne, 2017

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology and Zoology), The University of Melbourne, 2014


Projects and events

Monthly Creature Features appearance on Triple RRR.

Science Representative, Nocturnal Committee

Hazardous Substances in Collections Working Group

Otways Bioscan 2018-2019, herpetology field trip.

CSIRO Tasmania Seamounts Voyage, biodiversity sorting

Poster presentation, International Temperate Reef Symposium, 2016.


Erickson R, Wilson RS. 2018. A new Laubieriellus species (Annelida, Spionidae) from Western Australia. Zootaxa 4461 (2): 261-268.

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