Technical Officer – Insect Ecology (Fixed-term)

The position of Technical Officer-Insect Ecology is supported by a three-year grant awarded to the Centre for Behavioural and Physiological Ecology (CBPE) by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). The position will provide technical support for an integrated pest management and insect pest identification service with a focus on insect species relevant to the [...]

Honours Project: Dung Beetles, Parasitic Nematodes and Climate Change

Honours Project: Dung Beetles, Parasitic Nematodes and Climate Change University of New England: Southcott Honours Scholarship in Parasitology ($5000) Dung beetles, both native and introduced, are essential for nutrient cycling on sheep and cattle farms on the Northern Tablelands of NSW. Dung beetles eat, shred and bury mammal dung, and so enhance productivity and soil [...]

Lab stuff

It has been a very busy past few months in the Insect Ecology lab at the University of New England. We have finally got our website up and running: http://www.une.edu.au/ers/research/insect-ecology-lab/. Nigel Andrew recently attended INTECOL, organising (and presenting in) a symposium on the Potential impacts of global climate change on terrestrial insects. He will also [...]

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