Her first publication is now published from her Masters in Iran in Zootaxa
MOHAMMAD KHANJANI, BEHNAZ GHAEDI, EDWARD. A. UECKERMANN
White grubs, including Polyphylla olivieri Castelnau, are among the most economically important pests of orchard trees and other crops such as potato and sugar beet. The larvae feed on the roots of the host plants and their adults feed on the leaves. Several types of organisms are parasitic or phoretic on this pest, including three species of mites from Iran. Two new species of mites, namely Hypoaspis (Hypoaspis) surii n. sp. and Coleolaelaps massoumii n. sp. are described here from the adults of P. olivieri in Hamedan, Iran. Hypoaspis polyphyllae Khanjani & Ueckermann was previously described from the larva of this species of beetle.
Well done Sabine!
SS Nooten, NR Andrew & L Hughes
Potential impacts of climate change on insect communities: a transplant experiment
Nigel will be giving his (and Zac’s) talk on ‘Dung beetles: biology, resource competition and responses to environmental change’ live at EcoTas 13 in Auckland on Monday morning and as a remote talk on Dung Beetles to the Ecological Networks group, based in Biology at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany on Wednesday.
Nigel and Zac presented their Dung Beetle Research as a remote talk at the Entomological Society of America in Austin, Texas.
For landing an Ecotoxicology Lab Manager position, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in Darwin. Impressively soon after submitting the PhD thesis!!
Andrea Grady has started an advanced Science Project in the Insect Ecology Lab for Trimester 3 assessing Collembola thermal tolerance and population dynamics. Last week Andrea and Nigel traveled to Cascade Environmental Education Centre (north of Dorrigo) to carry out collections. While down there Nigel did an impromptu insect identification session for primary school students from Mullaway Primary School assisting John McQueen, the Principal of the centre.
Berlize is visiting the Insect Ecology Lab for a few weeks to assist Behnaz and Zac in setting up their Insect Respirometry methodology on aphids and dung beetles. Hopefully Berlize will also be measuring respriation of some of the charismatic meat ants during her time here. Berlize is a Phd student with John Terblanche in the Dept of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Senshan has joined the lab as a postdoc for 12 months. Senshan will be working on aphid thermal tolerances and under different nutritional states. Senshan hails from the College of Grassland Science, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Nigel is currently in ‘sunny’ London. He will be giving three presentations at Intecol:
one talk – How is dung beetle biology, resource competition and responses to environmental change currently being assessed?
and two posters
The fourth-corner solution: using predictive models to understand how species traits interact with the environment.
Can temperate insects take the heat? A case study of the physiological and behavioural responses to high temperature in a common ant, Iridomyrmex purpureus (Formicidae), with potential climate change.
Kirsti Abbott has recently joined the Insect Ecology Lab at UNE. Kirsti is a self confessed science educator & communicator, invasion ecologist, ant enthusiast, biodiversity conservation advocate.
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