Although we are already a few weeks into 2020, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the year that was 2019. 2019 was a tumultuous year to say the least. I began the second year of my PhD in March, and from then on, it was non-stop. Let's recap! January: … Continue reading 2019: A Year in Review
On Sunday the 7th of April, my lab and I organised to take part in the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)'s Annual STEM Fair. MOTAT describes their annual STEM Fair as "the perfect opportunity to introduce kids to the engage with STEM subjects and inspire young minds to get excited about industry and learning".… Continue reading It’s A Bugs’ Lab – MOTAT STEM Fair
It has been 9 months since I've officially started my PhD, and things are starting to come together. I have been preparing for my provisional which will be in March 2019, and starting to test out a few ideas and methods. In July, I went to the annual conference of the Australasian Society for… Continue reading End of Winter 2018 Update
The New Zealand Herald have released a piece about my the research I conducted for my Honours, and in anticipation of my upcoming graduation! Here is the link as well: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12045736
I officially enrolled in my PhD on the 12th of March. My project is investigating camouflage and colour variation in New Zealand stick insects. I have spent the past couple of months out in the field looking for populations of different species of stick insect. I've also done field work to help out fellow lab… Continue reading PhD – April Update
My first poster competition!
Here is a selection of photos of Clitarchus hookeri stick insects, taken with my friend Cam using his great macro cameras! Please get in contact if you want to use any photo!