Gordon Conference: Unifying Ecology Across Scales

Nigel and Sarah are currently in beautiful Biddeford, Maine at the ‘other’ University of New England attending the Gordon Conference: Unifying Ecology Across Scales. We are showing off our ant research for the Future Eaters ARC project, as well as two current publications:

Oliver, I., Dorrough, J., Doherty, H., & Andrew, N.R.,. 2016. Additive and synergistic effects of land cover, land use and climate on insect biodiversity. Landscape Ecology. online early. doi: 10.1007/s10980-016-0411-9.

Andrew, N.R., Ghaedi, B. & Groenewald, B., 2016. The role of nest surface temperatures and the brain in influencing ant metabolic rates. Journal of Thermal Biology. 60, 132-139. doi: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.07.010



New lab publication

Oliver, I., Dorrough, J., Doherty, H., Andrew, N.R., 2016. Additive and synergistic effects of land cover, land use and climate on insect biodiversity. Landscape Ecology, 1-17.

Congrats to Behnaz

Behnaz’s first publication from her PhD has been accepted in PeerJ

The physiological consequences of varied heat exposure events in adult Myzus persicae: a single prolonged exposure compared to repeated shorter exposures

well done!

Zac’s Honours manuscript accepted for publication

in Austral Entomology

entitled “Effects of microclimate and species identity on body temperature and thermal tolerance of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

Well done Zac!

Insect responses to climate change’ paper

Our ‘Insect responses to climate change‘ paper is 5th highest cited paper in #PeerJ

Nigel chatting Social Evolution, Macroecology, and Physiology

Big afternoon, post seminar, chatting to Koos Boomsma, Michael Poulson, David Nash, Jon Shik, and Sal Keith.

Nigel in Copenhagen

Nigel is currently being hosted by Nate Sanders at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen . He gave an invited seminar titled: Assessing Invertebrate Responses to Global Warming: from individual through to biogeographic responses.

Paper just accepted in Open Journal of Ecology

Lambert K. T. A., Andrew N. R. & McDonald P. G. M. (2014) The influence of avian biodiversity and a weedy understorey on canopy arthropod assembly. Open Journal of Ecology accepted 13th November 2014.

Paper accepted in Oecologia

Gibb H., Stoklosa J., Warton D. I., Brown A. D., Andrew N. R. & Cunningham S. A. (in press) Does morphology predict trophic position and habitat use of ant species and assemblages? Oecologia, accepted 15 September 2014.

Paper accepted in Austral Ecology

Gibb H., Muscat D., Binns M., Silvey C. J., Peters R. A., Warton D. I. & Andrew N. R. (in press) Responses of foliage-living spider assemblage composition and traits to an environmental gradient in Themeda grasslands. Aust. Ecol., Accepted 26th August 2014.

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