R. Bruce Halliday

Dr R. Bruce Halliday's picture
Area of Taxonomic Interest: 
Acari
Country: 
Australia

Bruce is conducting a research program on many groups of mites, especially those groups that have economic significance as either pest or beneficial species. He combines this role with his position as the Curator of Arachnids in the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC). Bruce has extensive experience in the taxonomy and biology of insects and mites, and has applied this experience to a variety of research projects over more than 30 years.

Summary of Research & Education:
Bruce completed his Ph.D degree in 1978, in the Department of Genetics, University of Adelaide, Australia. He then spent 3 years in the University of East Anglia, England, working on the population genetics of the alpine grasshopper Podisma pedestris. He joined CSIRO as an acarologist in 1981, and has pursued a variety of projects in the systematics and biology of mites. His major projects include a long-term study of the family Macrochelidae, the systematics and biology of the redlegged earth mite Halotydeus destructor and its natural enemies, the compilation of a checklist of mites in the Australian Faunal Directory, and the organisation of the 10th International Congress of Acarology.

Contact details:
Australian National Insect Collection
CSIRO
GPO Box 1700
Canberra A.C.T. 2601
AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 2 6246 4287
Fax: +61 2 6246 4000
E-mail: Bruce.Halliday (at) csiro (dot) au

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