Dr Mantle is the Collection Manager for the Australian National Insect Collection.
Dr Beth Mantle: Collection Manager, Australian National Insect Collection
Dr Beth Mantle is responsible for the security, integrity and ongoing development of the Australian National Insect Collection, the largest collection of Australian insects in the world.
24 February 2009 | Updated 24 April 2013
Dr Beth Mantle is responsible for managing and developing the Australian National Insect Collection to ensure its current and future security and integrity as Australia's pre-eminent entomological collection.
Dr Mantle's current activities include monitoring and prioritising the curation activities of the collection, supporting and leading technical staff in the maintenance and expansion of the collection, and providing input into the future development of the collection to align with the broader goals set out in the CSIRO Strategic Plan.
The Australian National Insect Collection is an important research collection that is used by CSIRO researchers, university staff and students, and scientists from Australian and international research institutions.
Dr Mantle assists government, research and industry groups with utilising the collection to explore evolutionary biology, taxonomy, natural resource management, understanding ecosystems and biodiversity, quarantine decisions, and bio-geographic studies.
Dr Mantle is ensuring the current and future security and integrity of Australian's pre-eminent entomological collection.
Dr Mantle began her zoology career as an undergraduate in 1996. In 2001, while working as a Research Assistant at the University Queensland, Dr Mantle completed an Honours degree on the comparative physiology of toads, turtles, crocodiles and koalas.
From 2003 to 2008, Dr Mantle undertook her doctoral research at the University of Queensland on the muscle physiology of the Green-striped burrowing frog (Cyclorana alboguttata). During her studies, Dr Mantle spent time working at Laval University in Quebec, Canada and continued part-time work as a Laboratory Manager.
Dr Mantle has been awarded a:
- Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Zoology and Ecology from the University of Queensland, Australia, 2003
- Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology from the University of Queensland, Australia, 2008.
Dr Mantle has achieved the following:
- Best Postgraduate Oral Presentation, Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry, 2005 & 2007
- Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology, 2007
- School of Integrative Biology Conference Travel Award, 2006
- University of Queensland Postgraduate Travel Award, 2005.
Learn more about the Australian National Insect Collection.