Dr Nigel Andrew
Associate Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science
BSc(Hons)/BA(W'gong), PhD(Macq), GCHE (NE)
I am the unit coordinator of Entomology (200-level first semester) and Insect Plant Interactions (300/500 level second semester external), and contribute lectures to first-year Biology (100 level first semester) on animal diversity and evolution.
- insect herbivores
- potential impacts of climate change on insect interactions, physiology & behaviour
- insect community structure along environmental and evolutionary gradients
- tri-trophic interactions (plant → insect herbivores → predators & parasitoids)
- insect herbivory
- importance of Carbon: Nitrogen: Phosphorous (C:N:P) stoichiometry in shaping insect interactions with their environment
- arthropod/bryophyte communities
For more information on research visit the Insect Ecology Laboratory web pages.
Andrew NR, Terblanche JS (2013) The response of insects to climate change. In Climate of Change: Living in a Warmer World (ed Salinger J), pp. 38-50. David Bateman Ltd Auckland.
Andrew NR, Hill SJ, Binns M, et al. (2013) Assessing insect responses to climate change: What are we testing for? Where should we be heading? PeerJ, 1, e11.
Andrew NR, Hart RA, Jung M-P, Hemmings Z, Terblanche JS (2013) Can temperate insects take the heat? A case study of the physiological and behavioural responses in a common ant, Iridomyrmex purpureus (Formicidae), with potential climate change. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59, 870-880.
Andrew NR, Hughes L (2007) Potential host colonization by insect herbivores in a warmer climate: a transplant experiment. Global Change Biology, 13, 1539-1549.
Andrew NR, Hughes L (2005) Diversity and assemblage structure of phytophagous Hemiptera along a latitudinal gradient: predicting the potential impacts of climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 14, 249-262.