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Léon Baert, Ph.D.

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels,

Phone: 32 2 627 43 04 32 2
Fax: 32 2 627 41 32
PBI Role:
Supervisor of European collections
Professional Experience:
Taxonomic work on a few spider families, e.g. Mysmenidae, Ochyroceratidae, Linyphiidae, Latin American Zodariidae and clubioniform taxa (alpha taxonomic approach) of papua New guinea.
Evolutionary ecology, taxonomy and population genetics of the spiders of the Galápagos Archipelago.
Ecological investigations in coastal habitats along the Belgian coast (corroborating the importance of spiders as bio-indicators)
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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