Bruno Bell

Liittynyt: 21. marraskuuta 2019 Viimeksi aktiivinen: 9. joulukuuta 2022 iNaturalist Australia Kuukausittainen tukija huhtikuu 2022 lähtien

I am a 19 year old naturalist, living in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Much of my spare time over the last year has been spent in the field focusing on surveying for terrestrial snails. I have also been targeting Harvestman (mostly in the Family Triaenonychidae), Land Planarians and generally beetles.
Along with my identical twin, Otto (@elusiveweevils) we have amassed quite a large collection of mostly pinned and preserved specimens of mostly terrestrial snails and weevils. This includes about 15 species new to science of which there are mostly terrestrial snails and weevils.
We also have quite a large collection of general natural history objects from our childhood.
I work a lot with Dr Kevin Bonham, collecting land snails, and to whom I owe most of my knowledge of terrestrial snails too!

I have always been interested in nature, and for a lot of my life that has been in the form of conservation of threatened species, beetles and terrestrial snails (especially within the family Charopidae) and native orchids. More recently I have become interested in weevils, land planarians and harvestman (and generally leaf litter dwelling invertebrates) although I often look into other groups as well!

I am working towards becoming a threatened species conservationist (especially for understudied / under-represented groups) /invertebrate zoologist / taxonomist / ecologist. I also love the idea of conservation photography, to raise awareness for threatened species (especially for cryptic invertebrate groups) which I think are extremely under-represented in threatened species listings.

I am a sitting board member of the Threatened Plants Tasmania (TPT) and the Tasmanian Field Naturalist Club (TFNC). I also volunteer for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Galleries invertebrate collections, and at Biosecurity Tasmania, working with their weevil collection. In year 11 I co-authored a paper on the critically endangered Ammonite Snail (Ammoniropa vigens) with Kevin Bonham, which I have attached below.

Recent research on the ammonite snail pinwheel snail Ammoniropa vigens (Legrand, 1871):
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/357506294_Recent_research_on_the_ammonite_pinwheel_snail_Ammoniropa_vigens_Legrand_1871

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