Julianne Margaret Waldock

Technical Officer, Arachnology and Myriapodology, and Biogeography, Ecology and Speleology Section, Terrestrial Zoology

Terrestrial Zoology

BSc.

Contact

(08) 9212 3734 julianne.waldock@museum.wa.gov.au

Research


  • Principally on the taxonomy of a genus of jumping spiders (Salticidae).
  • Taxonomic studies of other groups including centipedes and other spiders.

Collections:

  • Manages the preserved and wet and dry collections of arachnids, myriapods, xiphosurans, onychophora, tardigrada stygofauna and troglofauna specimen collections of around 500,000 specimens.
  • Maintains and updates the electronic collection database.
  • Identifies and registers new acquisitions into the collection.
  • Organises specimen loans to Australian and international scientists.
  • Builds up and maintains DNA tissue library.

Services (to other bodies):

Provides identifications to industry, other government departments and enquiries from the public.

Exhibitions and Public Programs


  • Derives new information and specimens from the collection for exhibitions.
  • Answers enquiries from scientists, students, the public, private organisations about taxonomy and biology relating to the relevant material within the WA Museum collection.
  • Generates talks and takes images for presentations about the collection and field projects.

Selected Publications

Waldock, J.M. and Edgecombe, G.D. (2012). A new genus of scolopendrid centipede (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendrini) from the central Australian deserts. Zootaxa, 3321: 22-36.

Żabka, M. and Waldock, J. 2012. Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Oriental,

Australian and Pacific regions. Genus Cosmophasis Simon, 1901. Annales Zoologici (Warszawa) 62: 115-198.

Durrant, B.J., Harvey, M.S., Framenau, V.W., Ott, R., and Waldock, J.M. (2010). Patterns in the composition of ground-dwelling spider communities in the Pilbara bioregion, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 78: 185-204.

Framenau, V.W., York Main, B.Y., Harvey, M.S., and Waldock, J.M. (2009). Tapetosa, a new monotypic wolf spider genus from Western Australia (Araneae: Lycosidae: Lycosinae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 25: 309-314.

Waldock, J.M. (2008). A new species of jumping spider of the genus Paraplatoides (Araneae: Salticidae) from Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25: 305-308.

Brennan, K., Ford, S., Woolley, P., Barrett, S. and Waldock, J.M. (2009). Desert diversity. Landscope 24: 31-39.

Waldock, J.M. (2008). A new species of Maratus (Araneae: Salticidae) from southwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 24: 369-373.

Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M., Teale, R.J. and Webber, J. (2007). New distribution records of the intertidal pseudoscorpion, Parahya submersa (Pseudoscorpiones: Parahyidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 23, 393-395.Hirst, D., Waldock, J.M., Bennett, S.J. and Hall, G. 2006. The huntsman spiders (Sparassidae) of New Zealand. Australasian Arachnology 74: 11-13.

Waldock, J.M. (2005). 100 years on: the spiders of the ‘Hamburg South-west Australian Expedition’, collected by W.Michaelsen and R.Hartmeyer in 1905. Australasian Arachnology 72, 5-13.

Waldock, J.M. (2005). Migidae in south-western West Australia (Araneae, Mygalomorphae). Australasian Arachnology 70: 5-6.

Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M., Guthrie, N.A., Durrant, B.J. and McKenzie, N.L. (2004). Patterns in the composition of ground-dwelling araneomorph spider communities in the Western Australian wheatbelt. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 67: 257-291.

Guthrie, N.A. and J.M. Waldock. (2004). Patterns in the composition of the jumping spider (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) assemblage from the wheatbelt region, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 67: 203-216.

Balit, C.R., Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M. and Isbister, G.K. (2004). Prospective study of centipede bites in Australia. Journal of Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology 42: 41-48.

Waldock, J.M. (2002). Redescription of Lycidas chrysomelas (Simon) (Araneae: Salticidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 21: 227-234.

Main, B.Y., Harvey, M.S. and Waldock, J.M. (2002). The distribution of the Western Australian pill millipede, Cynotelopus notabilis Jeekel (Spaerotheriidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 383-385.

Harvey, M.S., Sampey, A., West, P.L.J. and Waldock, J.M. (2000). The Chilopoda and Diplopoda of the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 61: 323-333.

Harvey, M.S., Sampey, A. West, P.L.J. and Waldock, J.M. (2000). Araneomorph spiders from the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia: a consideration of regional biogeographic relationships. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 61: 295-321.

Harvey, M.S. and Waldock, J.M. (2000). Review of the spider genus Yoroa Baert (Araneae: Theridiidae: Hadrotarsinae). Australian Journal of Entomology 39: 58-61.

Waldock, J.M. and Scharff, N. (2000). Notes on the generic name of the Christmas or Jewel Spider, Austracantha minax (Thorell). Australasian Arachnology 59: 4-5.

Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M., How, R.A., Dell, J. and Kostas, E. (1997). Biodiversity and biogeographic relationships of selected invertebrates from urban bushland remnants, Perth, Western Australia. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 56: 275-280.

Waldock, J.M. (1995). A new species of Maratus from southwestern Australia (Araneae: Salticidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 52: 165-169.

Waldock, J.M. (1991). The colour-forms of the Christmas Spider, Gasteracantha minax in south-western Australia. The Western Australian Naturalist 18: 207-215.