Liana Isabel De Araujo

Masters student


Supervisors: Prof. John S. Terblanche


Project title: Do dispersal-reproduction trade-offs give invasive insects the edge?

Project Aim:

To use Drosophilid species to address whether a dispersal-reproduction trade-off exists between endemic and invasive species aiming to understand synergistic effects between climate change and insect invasions. I also aim to aid the prediction of invasiveness of insects through flight ability, performance and endurance, and life history traits.