Professor of Ecology and Entomology, Victoria University of Wellington

I work on the population dynamics and ecology of social insects. Invasive ants and social wasps in the Pacific region are a particular focus. We examine the role of pathogens on population dynamics. We use a wide variety of techniques including the statistical modelling of population dynamics and molecular genetic approaches that include gene silencing and next generation sequencing.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Ecology and Entomology, Victoria University of Wellington

Education

  • 1998 
    Queen's University, Canada, PhD in Biology