Survey of Australian Taxonomic Capacity 2003/2006
Part A—Survey of Taxonomic Workforce
Part B—Resources of Australian Natural Science Collections
- ABRS Taxonomy Survey 2003 (PDF - 610 KB)
- Part A
- Question 1a
Is curatorial and/or taxonomic work your major responsibility in your organisation?
- Question 1b
What is the percentage of work time spent on taxonomy or curatorial duties?
- Question 2a
Please identify the type of organisation where you currently carry out your curatorial or taxonomic work?
- Question 2b
Please identify the location of the organisation where you currently carry out your curatorial or taxonomic work?
- Question 3
What is your employment status at this organisation?
- Question 4
In your position how many hours per week would you have worked on average during 2001 and 2002?
- Question 5
How long have you been working in the field of taxonomy?
- Question 6
Do you intend to be working in the field of taxonomy in 12 months time?
- Question 7
How likely is it that you will continue to build your career in taxonomy?
- Question 8
How many days of taxonomic field-work have you undertaken in the last two calendar years and how were they funded?
- Question 9
Thinking about your job over the last twelve months, could you estimate what percentage of your full time work was devoted to the following tasks?
- Question 10
If you are or have been a practicing taxonomist please indicate on which taxa of Australian living or fossil organisms you conduct or have conducted original taxonomic research.
- Question 11
If your taxonomic research interests are best defined by taxa of rank below order please name them.
- Question 12
In order of importance, which of the following would increase your productivity if funding were available.
- Question 13
Please indicate how much you think the following costs and opportunities in taxonomy impact on the taxonomic workforce. Do they impact a lot, a little or not at all?
- Question 14a
What was the highest level you achieved in your formal education?
- Question 14b
In what subject areas did you major?
- Question 15
Are you male or female?
- Question 16
Which of the following age categories are you in?
- Question 17
Which of the following best describes your approximate annual income before tax?
- Question 1a
- Part B
The following information has been derived from the taxonomic capacity surveys and sources mentioned above.
In 1991 almost three quarters of the taxonomic capacity was employed on a full time permanent basis, by 2003 this had dropped to just over 50%***** I am out of time, will complete in 2 weeks: Helen