Invertebrates: Section AGM + Mark Bushell, Curator of Invertebrates at Bristol Zoo

Venue: Westbury-on-Trym, Methodist Church, BS9 3AA.

The AGM will be followed by a talk by Mark Bushell, Curator of Invertebrates at the Bristol Zoological Society.

Mark has been at Bristol Zoo since 2010 having previously studied invertebrates as a private individual.  He is Chair of the BIAZA Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group and Chair of EAZA’s Terrestrial Invertebrate Taxon Advisory Group.  He also oversees the Invertebrate Regional Collection Plan for EAZA and works closely with the IUCN Species Survival Commission on the Spider and Scorpion and Grasshopper Specialist Groups and is the Co-Chair of the latter.  Mark has worked on many key invertebrate conservation projects, including fen raft spiders, Polynesian tree snails, the Crau Steppe grasshopper and the spiky yellow woodlouse, plus holds the European stud books for Gooty ornamental spiders and co-ordinates the European ex-situ programmes for Desertas wolf spiders, the Lord Howe island stick insect and the Frégate island giant tenebrionid beetle.

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