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…

General Lab Update

The Insect Ecology Lab has been involved in all aspects of teaching, outreach and research over the past few months. Nigel Andrew had 48 students in his second year Entomology class this teaching trimester and just finished teaching a three week module on Integrated Pest Management to 60 third Year Plant Protection students. In Trimester 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…

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 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.