The lab has farewelled Nicolas with a lab dinner at the Red Grapevine after 5 months internship in the lab carrying out ant oxygen limitation and thermolimit research. We have very much appreciated your thoughtfulness and great work over this short time
Senshan’s 12 month visit to the Insect Ecology Lab has come to an end. Senshan was working with aphids and developing optimum artificial diets for growth and reproduction. Its been great having him in the lab and he will be missed.
Eleanor Slade from the University of Oxford visited the Insect Ecology Lab to talk dung beetles, ecosystem funcitoning and greenhouse gas fluxes. She have a seminar titled: “Dung beetles as a model taxon for studying biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships”.
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 Read More…