Asian Gallwasp Project people

People

Frazer Sinclair

Chang-Ti Tang

Konrad Lohse

Jack Hearn

Warin Harrison

Graham Stone

George Melika

Julja Ernst

James Nicholls

Karsten Schönrogge

Frazer Sinclair

Frazer is a PhD graduate from the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. His work has focused on how variation within an oak host plant species can influence associated gall communities. He was leader of the 2011 Taiwan-China expedition.

Frazer Sinclair

Graham Stone

Graham is a Professor in the Institute of Evolutionary biology at the University of Edinburgh. In almost two decades of oak gall research he has investigated various themes including the adaptive significance of oak gall morphology, community phylogeography, and the evolution of host-plant relationships.

 

Chang-Ti Tang

Chang-Ti is a PhD student at the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, studying the Taiwanese gall fauna. He has expert knowledge of Asian Fagaceae and has participated in some of the only previous studies of oriental gallwasps. Chang-Ti’s local knowledge and communication skills were invaluable during the 2011 Taiwan-China expedition.

Chang-Ti Tang

George Melika

George is a doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, currently based at the Plant Protection Directorate, Tanakajd, Hungary. He is one of the worlds leading Cynipid taxonomists and has published primary descriptions of more than 100 gallwasp species.   

George Melika

 

Konrad Lohse

Konrad is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. His work focuses on using multilocus sequence data and coalescent theory to infer and compare the histories of communities centred around oak galls. He was health and safety officer for the 2011 Taiwan-China expedition.

 

Konrad Lohse

 Julja Ernst

Julja is is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Her work is focused on parasitoids of the gallwasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus - an ecomomic pest of chestnuts that has been been introduced to Europe from East Asia.


 

Jack Hearn

Jack is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, studying the genetic mechanisms that control gall formation. He was training officer for the 2011 Taiwan-China expedition, and was one of the two project members to  access the canopy in search of galls.

 

Jack Hearn

Karsten Schönrogge

Karsten is a Principal Scientist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK. For more than 20 years he has used the gallwasp system to investigate how invasive gallwasps interact with established communities of gallwasps and parasitoids.

 

Warrin Harrison

Warrin is a PhD student at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens in Yunan, China. Her research involves identifying the genes that are active during gall formation for a new species of gallwasp from Castanopsis trees.      

 

James Nicholls

James is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the global biogeography of gallwasps and their parasitoids.  

 

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