Donald Hobern

About me

Currently Director of GBIF (, formerly Director of the Atlas of Living Australia (

Amateur naturalist with particular interest in moths, especially Pterophoridae. Many years as a birdwatcher and exploring the biodiversity of the UK, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia.

My info

Full name
Donald Hobern
I am
an enthusiast
Curator level
Full Curator


55 objects curated
3 taxa curated
1 image set as exemplar
2 articles selected for Overview
0 preferred classifications selected

0 common names added
0 common names removed
0 common names curated

4 taxa commented
10 comments submitted
0 articles added
0 data records added

Curator qualifications


3. Member of Australian Entomological Society and Entomological Society of New Zealand. See my Flickr photostream at and the Plume Moths of Australia web site at

Curation scope
Lepidoptera of Australia. Pterophoridae. Birds.