Joined: Feb 12, 2014 Last Active: Aug 25, 2019

I'm an evolutionary ecologist based at Massey University, Palmerston North. I'm involved in a wide range of research including ecological, taxonomic and phylogentic work on weta and other insects. I recently established an online guide to NZ orthoptera (weta, grasshoppers etc). It is a work in progress because we have so much to do revising taxonomy (names), especially of the so-called cave weta. Visit: Resarch group information at: The 2019 edition of our book Wild Life New Zealand will be available very soon.

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