Dr Nigel Andrew

Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Nigel Andrew

Phone: +61 2 6773 2937

Email: nigel.andrew@une.edu.au

Twitter: @nigel_andrew


BSc(Hons)/BA(W'gong), PhD(Macq), GCHE (NE)

Teaching Areas

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.

Research Interests

Insect Ecology Lab

Behavioural and Physiological Ecology

Research Interests

  • 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.


Selected Publications

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.