AAS Australasian Arachnological Society

Owen D. Seeman

Queensland Museum
Southbank
Brisbane, Queensland
Australia

Scientific Education

  • 1992: Bachelor of Science (Entomology major) from The University of Queensland. Received F. A. Perkins Prize for academic achievement.
  • 1994: Bachelor of Science, Honours (Entomology), from The University of Queensland. Thesis: "Life histories of three species of Ameroseiidae (Acari:Mesostigmata) that inhabit flowers"
  • Ph.D., The University of Queensland. Thesis "Mites and passalid beetles: diversity, taxonomy and biogeography".

Employment History

  • August 2003 – current: Assistant Curator of Arachnids, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane
  • March 2001 – August 2003: Entomologist, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Tasmania
  • January 2000 – March 2001: Researcher, Department of Agriculture, The University of Tasmania
  • October 2000 – August 2003: Scientific Consultant.

Selected Publications

Seeman, O.D. and Nahrung, H.F. 2004. Female biased parasitism and the importance of host generation overlap in a sexually-transmitted parasite of beetles. Journal of Parasitology 90: 114-118.

Seeman, O.D. and Nahrung, H.F. 2003. Paraobia husbandi gen. & sp. nov. (Acari: Podapolipidae): subelytral parasites of paropsine beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 42: 334-342.

Seeman, O.D., and Miller, A.L. 2002. Parasitism of scorpions by mites. Tasmanian Naturalist 124: 49-55.

Seeman, O.D. 2001. Myriad Mesostigmata associated with log-inhabiting arthropods. In Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress (Eds: Halliday, R.B., Walter, D.E., Proctor, H., Norton, R.A., Colloff, M.). CSIRO Publishing: Canberra. pp. 272-276.

Seeman, O.D. 2000. The immature life stages of the Fedrizziidae (Mesostigmata: Fedrizzioidea). Acarologia 41: 39-52.

Seeman, O.D. and Nahrung, H.F. 2000. Mites as fungal vectors? The ectoparasitic fungi of mites and their arthropod associates in Queensland. Australasian Mycologist 19: 3-9, + 1 plate (back cover).

Seeman, O.D. and Walter, D.E. 2000. A review of the Paratydeidae (Acari: Prostigmata) with descriptions of the first Australian representatives Tanytydeus lamington sp. nov. and T. kakadu sp. nov. Acarologia 40: 393-400.

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