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

Rix, M.G., Huey, J.A., Main, B.Y., Waldock, J.M., Harrison, S.E., Comer, S., Austin, A.D. and Harvey, M.S. 2017. Where have all the spiders gone? The decline of a poorly known invertebrate fauna in the agricultural and arid zones of southern Australia. Austral Entomology, 56: 14-22.

Waldock, J.M. 2015. A new species of peacock spider, Maratus proszynskii sp. nov. (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini), from Tasmania, Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, 30: 144-150.

Waldock, J.M. and Lewis, J.G.E. 2014. Recent collections of centipedes from Christmas Island (Myriapoda: Chilopoda). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement no. 30: 71-80.

Waldock, J.M. 2014. Two new species of peacock spider of the Maratus mungaich species-group (Araneae: Salticidae) from south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, 29: 149-158.

Waldock, J.M. 2013. A review of the peacock spiders, of the Maratus mungaich species group (Araneae: Salticidae), with descriptions of four new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum, 28: 66-81.

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.