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Senior Research Fellow / EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University

After obtaining a BS degree in biology from Cornell University, I embarked on a MS degree in Systems Science with an aim toward doing work in ecosystem modelling. As valuable as my MS training was, I found engineering too sterile so then began study for my PhD in entomology. During my PhD research, I was able to combine my interests in biology, modelling and analytical chemistry. I have been using skills in these areas to study the biology, ecology and management of insect pests in a variety of cropping systems (vegetables, stored grains, ornamentals and pastures).


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow / Entomology, Charles Sturt University


  • 1986 
    Michigan State University, PhD / Entomology