Meet the Experts - Lizard Island Research Station
School and university students are invited to join us online for an exclusive presentation and Q&A with Dr Anne Hoggett from the Lizard Island Research Station in the Great Barrier Reef.
Get a chance to engage with scientists, experts and educators during our Meet the Expert program series for school and university students. Held once a term, this program series offers a special opportunity to hear directly from Australian Museum and industry experts and have all your questions answered!
This term we will be meeting Dr Anne Hoggett from the Australian Museum Lizard Island Research Station in the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Hoggett is an echinoderm taxonomist who has spent decades supporting research and education from the Lizard Island Research Station.
This program will be hosted online via Zoom. An email with the link to join Zoom and any further information will be sent to you by the Australian Museum at least a week before your session.
- Audience: This program is bookable for school and university students
- Duration: 1 hour
- Capacity: 300 participants
Dr Anne Hoggett
Anne Hoggett is an echinoderm taxonomist who worked at the Australian Museum and, as an associate, at the Northern Territory Museum. She studied at University of New South Wales and obtained her PhD from University of Queensland through a precursor to Charles Darwin University. She has rarely practiced formal taxonomy since she became joint Director of Lizard Island Research Station in 1990 with her husband, Dr Lyle Vail.
Anne’s taxonomic instincts are now directed to developing and curating Lizard Island Field Guide, currently with more than 3,400 species illustrated. She and Lyle have spent decades supporting research and education by developing facilities and procedures at LIRS. They have never taken for granted the extreme privilege of living in such a magnificent place with such rewarding work for so long.