James Bickerstaff


I am gay and I am an entomology PhD student.//

I’m currently a PhD student at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University studying ambrosia beetles. These beasties are cool, minute little insects that live in (usually dead) trees and farm fungus! They’ve been doing this for over 50 million years, and invented agriculture. You’re welcome society. My PhD is investigating the evolutionary ecology and biogeography of these beetles and their farmed fungi, and exploring the diversity of this cool symbiosis!

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