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Professor of Ecology and Entomology, Te Herenga Waka — 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.


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


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