Global climate change constantly haunts the minds of scientists, especially here in Australia. The Great Barrier Reef (GBR), which cradles the coast of tropical North Queensland, exhibits one of the most famous examples of the impacts of climate change. Increasing temperatures and ocean acidification have caused the edges of the reef to die off in large… Continue reading Drought in the Daintree
The Sigastus weevil has recently become a major pest of macadamia farms in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. This pest threatens the industry as it currently has no biological control agent to combat it. Previous pests like the lace bug and fruit spotting bug have come under control with the use of the biological… Continue reading Weevil of all evils
For the first two months of my Watson year, I surveyed a cocoa farm for its insect diversity! Here i share insights about the unique growth of cocoa for chocolate and the insects which may save it.