Insect Ecology Lab @ UNE

 Professor Nigel Andrew


Nigel is an insect ecologist based in Zoology at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW. He spends much of his time studying how insect biology changes along environmental gradients (latitude, altitude, climatic, agricultural): particularly their ecology, physiology and behaviour. His current research focuses on the impact of climate change on dung beetles, ants and insect-plant interactions. Nigel teaches Entomology and Insect –Plant Interactions at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and leads a dynamic lab that includes researchers working on interlinked topics insect ecology, physiology and behaviour.


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Creepy but Curious

Listen to Nigel's radio interviews on ABC New England North West:


Entomophagy/ Eating Insects - 3/xi/15


Conservation Triage - 29/ix/15


Insect Navigation - 8/ix/15


Sex life of flat worms - 7/vii/15


Paper Wasps - 26/v/15


Microbes - 31/iii/15


Bees turning up the Heat - 3/iii/15


Overwintering Insects - 26/viii/14


Plant SOS - 5/viii/14


Weta - 30/vi/14


Funnel web venom protecting bees - 10/vi/14


Insect biophilia - 13/v/14


Entomophobia: the fear of insects - 7/iv/14


The Schmidt Index - 11/iii/14


2013 Interviews

Australian ants

insect mimics

bugs and forensic science

moths that love bats




bed bugs

mozzies and flies






Insect Ecology Lab

Natural History Museum (W77)

University of New England

Armidale NSW 2031


61 (0)2 6773 2937