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Pauline Lenancker

Research scientist, James Cook University

I am a researcher in entomology and applied pest management for Sugar Research Australia in Mackay where I study insect pests of sugarcane. During my PhD at James Cook University and CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, I studied the genetic, behavioural and ecological factors limiting the success of invasive tropical fire ants and yellow crazy ants in Northern Australia. I am interested in pest management, the ecology and population genetics of invasive species, biosecurity, and reproductive biology.


  • –present
    PhD student in biology and ecology, James Cook University


  • 2015 
    National French Museum of Natural History, Masters of science