Dr Barry Russell is a former Curator of Fishes and Assistant Director of the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in Darwin, Australia. He was also Principal Scientist (Marine Biodiversity) with the Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources, and Environment.
He has over 50 years’ research experience on the taxonomy, ecology, and behaviour of tropical demersal fishes of the Indo-West Pacific region, including Australia, and has published more than 150 papers on the taxonomy and ecology of fishes.
He is now retired but holds an Emeritus position at the MAGNT and is a Research Associate at Charles Darwin University in Darwin. He is deeply committed to the conservation of marine fish species and currently is a member of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Red List Authority for the IUCN Snapper, Seabream and Grunt Specialist Group.
His current research interests include the taxonomy and phylogenetics of lizardfishes (Synodontidae) and threadfin breams (Nemipteridae), and the history of early natural history and documentation of historic museum fish collections in Australia.
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