Staff in Terrestrial Invertebrates


Dr Peter Hudson is the Collection Manager for the Entomology and Collembola Collections.

Associate Professor Mark Stevens, Senior Research Scientist, has broad interests in invertebrates, but has a particular focus on Collembola.  He also works on Hymenoptera and Crustacea. 


Contract Staff

Dr Luke Chenoweth, Project Coordinator - Entomology, coordinates the rehousing of the Museum's Terrestrial Invertebrates Collection into a new, purpose-built and pest-free environment, the Terrestrial Invertebrate Collection and Research Facility.

Mr Keith Maguire, Project Digitisation Manager, works closely with Collection Managers to coordinate data practices across the Museum's diverse collections.

Ms Alexis Tindall, Project Manager - Digitisation, oversees a team of volunteers who are digitising the insect collection for the Atlas of Living Australia Volunteer Digitisation Project.  

The following UNLOCKED story relates to the projects on which Alexis, Keith and Luke work: Insect Collection Refurbishment (12 December 2012)


Honorary Research Associates

Dr Remko Leijs is an Honorary Research Associate in Terrestrial Invertebrates and in the Evolutionary Biology Unit with interests in stygofauna, troglofauna and native bees.

Mr Archie McArthur (OAM) studies the taxonomy and ecology of the ant genus Camponotus.

Dr Eric G. Matthews focuses on the taxonomy of Tenebrionidae and Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera).

Dr Chris Watts studies the taxonomy and systematics of aquatic beetles of Australia.


Honorary Associate

Ms Jan Forrest (OAM) began work at the Museum in 1963 and retired as Senior Collection Manager in Terrestrial Invertebrates on her retirement in 2011.  Currently, Jan is focusing on the installation of a broad diversity of terrestrial invertebrate fauna into the Museum’s South Australian Biodiversity Gallery.