Andrew Mackie

Ordinary Council Member of the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society

Andy Mackie is Head of the Marine Biodiversity Section at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and has a long interest in marine life (see PMNHS Newsletter 23: 19-21). He has worldwide experience investigating the structure and diversity of benthic invertebrate communities, and specializes in the taxonomy and systematics of polychaetous annelids. The National Museum of Wales is at the forefront of marine seabed biodiversity assessment and species/biotope mapping in the waters around Wales, publishing the results as volumes and DVDs in the Museum’s BIOMÔR Reports series. An internationally recognized expert in the study of the polychaete worms that so often dominate seabed sediments, Andy has published numerous scientific papers describing new species, and reviewing genera and species identities. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a former Secretary/Treasurer of The International Polychaetological Association.
Department of Biodiversity & Systematic Biology,
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP, Wales, UK.

e:andrew.mackie@museumwales.ac.uk