Dr. Adam Slipinski
Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO

Dr. Slipinski works on various aspects of Australian beetle taxonomy, making the diversity of the fauna available for further research. He recently published a revision of genera of Australian ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae), with interactive identification keys and a beetle web site.

Dr. Slipinski is one of the main principal investigators in the ‘Beetle Tree of Life’ responsible for developing and coordinating data sets in the ‘Beetle Tree of Life’ research project. Using morphology and molecular approaches to beetle evolution, the 'Beetle Tree of Life' project is the first attempt to reconstruct the backbone of the beetle evolutionary tree.

His lab has a strong influx of visiting scientists from all over the world. Dr. Slipinski has several projects in collaboration with professionals from India, China, Venezuela, Brazil and Chile.