Dr Joshua Thia

Research interests

Population genomics, evolutionary biology, and applied science

I am broadly interested in genetics and evolutionary biology and how they can be applied to conservation and biosecurity issues. My current work focuses on pesticide resistance as an adaptive trait in agricultural insect and mite pest species. Projects would include such themes as: (1) the molecular basis of pesticide resistance;(2) the impact of climate change on pesticide resistance evolution, (3) the application of molecular tools to inform management of agricultural resources.

  • Adaptation
  • Agriculture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Climate change
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Genomics
  • Pesticide resistance
  • Population genetics

Research projects

  • Population genomics and demography of the invasive pest, the redlegged earth mite
  • Co-evolution of insects and their endosymbionts in response to pesticide selection
  • The role of climate change on the evolution of pesticide resistance

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