After completing an undergraduate degree in 2011 at Queensland University of Technology, Jim has gone on to further develop his ecological skills with honours and masters projects. Jim has a strong affiliation for working in the agricultural sector, combining ecological studies with the ever increasing requirement for chemical free, high yielding crop production. Much of his work has focused on pest control in agricultural environments. Innovative statistical analysis techniques such as generalised linear mixed models have been used to describe pest dynamics in agricultural environments, in turn, providing key insights into the factors that drive changes in pest abundance and distribution. This type of information can be of great importance to agricultural stakeholders aiming to reduce the effects of pests in agricultural environments. Jim has recently undertaken a new role as a research assistant working on the current project PBCRC 2135.
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