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Ed Baker on Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA in 2013.

I am interested in the emerging field of biodiversity informatics, particularly the informatics of taxonomy and nomenclature. I also study the orthopteroid insect orders (polyneoptera), in particular the stick and leaf insects (phasmida) and the cockroaches (blattodea).

I am currently working at the Natural History Museum, London developing the Scratchpads project within e-monocot and ViBRANT, working on a project to automatically identify grasshoppers by their songs, and a number of projects relating to digitisation, open access, open hardware and informatics.

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