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Annette Koenders

Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University

Annette Koenders is senior lecturer at Edith Cowan University where she teaches introductory biology, cellular and molecular biology and animal physiology.

Her research focuses on the influence of water physiochemistry on freshwater invertebrates, biogeography of Australian freshwater crayfish, DNA barcoding and molecular evolution and population genetics. She has been involved in national and international projects on these topics.


  • 1994–present
    Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University


  • 2003 
    Grad Cert (Tertiary Teaching), Edith Cowan University
  • 1989 
    PhD, Monash University
  • 1982 
    BSc(Hons), Monash University


  • 2012
    A review of Bennelongia De Deckker & McKenzie, 1981(Crustacea, Ostracoda) species from eastern Australia with the description of three new species. , European Journal of Taxonomy 25: 1-35
  • 2012
    The status of the critically endangered freshwater crayfish Engaewa pseudoreducta (Crustacea: Parastacidae) in south-western Australia, Records of the Western Australian Museum 27: 045–054
  • 2012
    Cryptic species of the Eucypris virens species complex (Ostracoda, Crustacea) from Europe have invaded Western Australia., Biological Invasions DOI:10.1007/s10530-012-0224-y
  • 2011
    Assessing practical laboratory skills in undergraduate molecular biology courses. , Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education DOI:10.1080/02602938.2011.576313

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Biodiversity and taxonomy of Ostracoda (Crustacea) from temporary water bodies of inland Western Australia
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