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Barbara Baehr, Ph.D.
Biodiversity, Arachnology
Queensland Museum
PO Box 3300, South Brisbane Qld 4101, Brisbane, Queensland

Phone: 61-7-3840-7700
Fax: 61-7-3846-1226
PBI Role:
Investigator; information technology (interactive keys); fieldwork; monography
Professional Experience:
I am interested in the Biodiversity of the Australasian Spider Fauna, particularly in their phylogeny, their evolutionary biology and biogeography, their distribution and their ecological needs.
I revised the Spider Families: the Long-Spinneret Bark Spiders, Hersiliidae mainly in collaboration with M. Baehr (Zoologische Staatssammlung Munich); the Long-Spinneret Ground Spiders, Prodidomidae in collaboration with N. Platnick (American Museum of Natural History, New York), and genera of the Ant Spider Family Zodariidae partly in collaboration with R. Jocque (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren), R. Raven (Queensland Museum, Brisbane) and T. Churchill (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin). One of the goals in all of my taxonomic publications was to discover the phylogeny and biogeography of the species.
The last 6 years I developed my skills in creating interactive keys by the compiling the key for the “Spiders of Australia” (Raven, Baehr, Harvey, 2002). For most of my generic revisions of the Zodariids and for the Prodidomids I created the interactive key and the descriptions with DELTA. In the PBI Oonopid project I will be responsible for the information technology and the interactive keys.
The American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with
The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco   The University of California, Berkeley
The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago   George Washington University, Washington DC
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