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 insecticide resistance as an adaptive trait in agricultural insect and mite pest species. Projects would include such themes as: (1) the molecular basis of adpative traits, (2) adaptive constraints, (3) the application of molecular tools to inform management of agricultural resources.

  • Adaptation
  • Agriculture
  • Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Genomics
  • Insecticide resistance
  • Population genetics

Research projects

  • Molecular mechanisms and heritability of organophosphate resistance in red-legged earth mites (Hoffmann Lab)
  • Population genomics and demographic dynamics of red-legged earth mites (Hoffmann Lab)
  • Co-evolution of insects and their endosymbionts to insecticide selection (Hoffmann Lab)
  • Costs of insecticide resistance and their effects on the rate on resistance evolution (Hoffmann Lab)

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