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Hughes, Lauren

Expertise
My personal research is on the use of taxonomy to understand broader concepts in systematics, biogeography, invasive species and natural history studies with a specialism in Peracarid Crustaceans. As a Principal curator at the Natural History Museum, London an important part of my role is advocating for the greater use of taxonomic information in research and leveraging Research Infrastructure. Throughout my career I have been involved in collection databases and developing interactive identification tools to facilitate use and awareness of biodiversity. I am currently working on several museum collection based metadata projects on Precise Locality (DWC) data cleaning for digital repatriation, historical expedition linkages and machine learning. I would like to use this relevant experience to contribute to the steering committee goals of WoRMS to further expanding and unlocking the potential of this indispensable asset. I would be particularly interested exploring efficient ways to address gaps in synonymies, type locality and also surfacing information for smaller marine invertebrate groups/phyla with few remaining taxonomic specialists.
 

Institutes (2)  Top | Institutes | Publication | Datasets 
  • Natural History Museum (NHM), more
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  • WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more
  • Function: Taxonomic editor
Lauren Huges

Previous institute  Top | Institutes | Publication | Datasets 
    Australian Museum (AUSTMUS), more

Datasets (2)  Top | Institutes | Publication | Datasets 
  • North Atlantic and Arctic Amphipoda sampled during the IceAGE project, more
  • WAD: World Amphipoda Database, more

Publications (2)  Top | Institutes | Publication | Datasets 
A1 Publications (2) [show]

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