I have just arrived at the University of Tasmania to work as a Research Assistant with D.E.E.P and CABAH. Pretty excited to learn my way around the group’s activities and get us into work on Australia’s epic story!
Before coming to Tasmania I completed my Honours at Deakin University studying ‘The consequences of marine-derived avian nutrient input into island ecosystems: Palaeoecological insights from Rimatara, French Polynesia” with Dr. Nicholas Porch.
Since completing honours I have worked in environmental consulting and at a Research Assistant at universities in Australia and Switzerland. This included working at the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group at RMIT University studying urban ecology of insects in the City of Melbourne in the project ‘The Little Things that Run the City’ and fieldwork with the University of Fribourg, Switzerland surveying the interactions between an invasive weed (Ambrosia artemisifolia) and its biocontrol agent (Ophraella communa).
Nick Porch, Tessa Smith (2017). New Pycnomerus Erichson (Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Pycnomerini) from Rimatara, French Polynesia. Zootaxa 4327 (1): 15