SciBlogs: Dissecting the Insect Apocalypse
I’m sceptical about some of the research being used to support media headlines proclaiming the imminent extinction of insects. I wrote a blog for the SciBlogs platform to take a closer look at the methods of some of this work.
‘A Science Life For Me’ Podcast
I spoke to Jessica Rodrigues and Martin Heffer from Plant & Food Research about how I got interested in science and the advice I would give to young people thinking about their careers. Listen here.
My Masters research was featured in the Western Leader (and published on stuff.co.nz).
I chatted to Alison Ballance from ‘Our Changing World’ about my masters research. We talked about New Zealand’s misunderstood native wasps and the value of taxonomy. Listen here.
I wrote a piece for Newsroom about BMSB, and how scientists in New Zealand are responding to the threat.
My species description goes global!
My species description gained worldwide media coverage after being published in New Zealand Entomologist at the end of my masters research. Special thanks to my supervisor Darren Ward (Landcare Research), and Anne Beston (University of Auckland Media Relations).
CNN (USA) | Wasp named after Harry Potter villain Lucius Malfoy
BBC (UK) | Why this wasp has been named after Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter
The Guardian (UK) | Lusius malfoyi wasp: New Zealand insect named after Harry Potter villain
The Telegraph (UK) | New Zealand wasp named after Harry Potter character Lucius Malfoy
Daily Mail (UK) | Lusius malfoyi wasp named after Harry Potter villain
Jornal O Globo (Brazil) | Vespa parasitoide da Nova Zelândia é classificada como ‘Lusius malfoyi’
La Vanguardia (Spain) | Una avispa con nombre del malvado de la serie Harry Potter
Times of India (India) | Biologist names wasp after Harry Potter character
Hindustan Times (India) | Lucius Malfoy gets sting: Wasp named after Harry Potter character
News.com.au (Australia) | Kiwi wasp named after Harry Potter villain
Mashable (USA) | Wasp named after Lucius Malfoy just needs your love
Elite Daily (USA) | A Wasp Was Named After A ‘Harry Potter’ Villain, & It’s So Fitting
Sveriges Radio (Sweden) | Geting får namn efter en Harry Potter-karaktär
Girlfriend (Australia) | Wasp Named After Lucius Malfoy
Teen Vogue (USA) | “Harry Potter” Character Lucius Malfoy Inspires Name of New Wasp Species
Inverse (USA) | Wasp Biologist Makes Compelling Scientific Case For Lucius Malfoy
L’Express (France) | Une gentille guêpe baptisée “Malfoy”, comme le méchant sorcier dans Harry Potter
El Periodico (Spain) | ‘Lusius malfoyi’, la avispa recién descubierta en Nueva Zelanda
Il Gazzettino (Italy) | Ecco la vespa “Lucius Malfoy”, scienziato battezza insetto come il cattivo di Harry Potter
IFLS (USA) | Much-Maligned Wasp Named After Supposedly “Redeemed” Harry Potter Villain
NZ Herald | ‘Good’ native wasp gets Harry Potter moniker
TVNZ | Newly discovered NZ native wasp named after Harry Potter character
Stuff.co.nz | A sting in the tale: Auckland researcher names wasp after Harry Potter villain
Newshub | New Zealand wasp named after Harry Potter villain
ABC Tiple J Radio | Drive (Wednesday 18 October)
ABC Melbourne | Breakfast with Red Symons (Thursday 12 October)
Profiled in the 2017 University of Auckland Postgraduate Handbook
Finalist: The University of Auckland ‘3 Minute Thesis ‘ Competition
Photographs featured in New Scientist & The Mail Online