Key Info

  • Position Title
    NSW Senior Principal Research Scientist and Group Manager, Marine Invertebrates
  • Section
    Marine Invertebrates Collection
    Life and Geosciences
    Australian Museum Research Institute

Email Prof Shane Ahyong

Shane’s research interests focus on the phylogeny and systematics of aquatic invertebrates and on aquatic bioinvasions. He completed his Ph.D. in 2000 at the University of New South Wales, followed by an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Australian Museum. In 2006, Shane joined the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand, where he managed the Marine Biodiversity and Biosecurity Group and Marine Invasives Taxonomic Service. In 2010, Shane rejoined the Australian Museum and is currently a Senior Principal Research Scientist and Head of Marine Invertebrates.


Ph.D. (UNSW), B.Sc. (Hons) (UNSW)


  • Commissioner, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN)
  • Steering Committee, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
  • NSW Fisheries Threatened Species Scientific Committee
  • Professor (Adjunct), School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales
  • Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
  • Past President, The Crustacean Society