Previous research

Genetic structure and differentiation of commensal, peridomestic,   and natural insect populations

 

Previous research that I have undertaken, during my time as a post-doctoral research associate at the North Carolina State University, focused on the population genetics and molecular ecology of commensal, peridomestic, and natural insect populations, namely the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, the odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile, and a number of termite species: the drywood termite, Incistermes minor, and the dampwood termites of the genus Zootermopsis. Using molecular markers my colleagues and I investigated the infestation dynamics, genetic differentiation, and breeding structure of these species within natural, urban, and agricultural settings. Publications resulting can be found in the Publications page.