We work on community ecology and ecosystem function in a range of systems.
Carmen is working on the Dynamic Lagoons project investigating insects and ecosystem function in threatened upland wetlands on the Northern Tablelands.
Peter is working on threatened plant species on granite country around Torrington NSW.
PhD candidate (with Rader Lab)
I received a B.S. in Entomology with distinction in research and a minor in fungal biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. At Cornell, I completed an honours project on the potential for Eristalis (Diptera: Syrphidae) flower flies to vector fecal-orally transmitted bee parasites. At UNE, I am researching the efficiency of fly pollinators in Australian horticultural crops.
General interests: Insect pollinators, pollinator health, disease ecology and fungal biology