Professor of Entomology, University of New England

I am currently Editor-in-Chief of Austral Ecology: A Journal of Ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, and a PeerJ Section Editor (Zoological Science).

I am also a Board member of the Ecological Society of Australia (previous President and Treasurer), and a Board Member of The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL).

My research interests span across biological and geographical diversity. I assess data on the responses of insects (individuals, populations, species and communities), and their interactions within food webs, along environmental gradients, and to climate change. Current research focuses on the impacts that extreme variation in temperature and precipitation regimes will have on dominant and functionally important insects, via assessing their behaviour, ecology and physiology, and their role in structuring insect communities.

Teaching at UNE

I teach Entomology (ZOOL220/ ZOOL420 first trimester) and Insect-Plant Interactions (ZOOL328/528 third trimester) and contribute an Entomology Module to Plant Protection (AGRO311/511 first trimester).

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Entomology, University of New England