This project received grant funding from the Australian Government as part of the Citizen Science Grants (Round 2).
Insect Investigators has previously received seed funding or developmental support from the Australian Citizen Science Association and The Environment Institute.
This project would not be possible without our many partners and supporting organisations. Their commitments of time, effort and funds has made this exciting research project a possibility.
Museums are the cornerstone of taxonomy: they house the specimens, and the scientists who study them! Insect Investigators is being led by the South Australian Museum, with the involvement of the Queensland Museum and the Western Australian Museum.
Universities and Educational Institutions
This project is supported by the University of Adelaide, and the University of the Sunshine Coast, with support from the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board of South Australia and the Western Australian Gould League.
Insect Investigators is dependent on the collection and preservation of specimens, the application of modern DNA sequencing techniques, and the expertise of Australian taxonomists. The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, Australian Entomological Supplies, The Australian Biological Resources Study and Taxonomy Australia are ensuring that we can deliver this project.
Science Teachers Associations
Science communication and education requires a unique set of skills. Australia’s science teachers associations are committed to ensuring that modern and exciting science is finding its way into our schools.
Landcare Networks and Associations
Understanding the diversity of Australia’s landscapes is too much for any one team. Local experts are providing their support to Insect Investigators to ensure that we can work as effectively in the great outdoors as possible!