Title of Project
Improving tropical agriculture through predator and pollinator conservation
Dr Tobin Northfield
College or Research Centre
College of Science & Engineering
Summary of Project
As human populations grow and expand into natural areas, a question of critical importance is how we will be able to feed a growing global population while minimizing negative environmental impacts. One strategy is to maximize the services provided by naturally occurring beneficial species. To this end, we are identifying methods to improve natural pollination and pest control, and in turn food production through biological conservation. This approach to minimizing negative environmental impacts from agriculture is particularly imperative on the tropical farms where we work, due to their proximity to the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.
pollination; predation; ecology; agroecology; tropical ecology
Would suit an applicant who
Would suit an applicant who has the following experience and expertise: Experience in ecology and species interactions. Advanced quantitative skills can be used to develop ecological theory.
Updated: 8 months ago