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The Business

BioAccess Australia is a family-owned business based in southeast Queensland. We provide clients with accessible, authoritative information on the systematics of decapod Crustacea in the Australia–New Guinea region. The business has been in operation since 1996.

The Principal Consultant

Dr John W. Short is an international authority on the taxonomy of freshwater shrimps (families Atyidae and Palaemonidae) and crayfishes (family Parastacidae). His Ph.D. thesis was on the systematics and biogeography of Australian Macrobrachium (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae), with descriptions of other new freshwater Decapoda. Dr Short is also the author of numerous scientific and popular publications (see list of publications) and has over 30 years experience as a biodiversity scientist.