Research update from Jean

I am currently preparing to start a large series of experiments that will investigate the effect of climate change on the dung burial ability of dung beetles. In these experiments, custom built climate controlled chambers will be used to expose dung beetles to the temperature regimes that are expected under climate change. The project is Read More…

Jean wins 2015 Science and Innovation Award

Congrats to Jean who was presented with her award in Canberra. ​​​​​​The 2015 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry are coordinated by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, on behalf of the Department of Agriculture.​ The recipients of the 2015 Science and Innovation Awards for Read More…

Jean talking dung at NEGS

As part of National Science Week, Jean Drayton has given a talk to students at the New England Girls School on “Dung Beetles and the Environment”. The year 7 students learnt about the different types of dung beetles, their importance and the various roles they play in different ecosystems. The students also got a chance Read More…