Invertebrate conservation, people’s attitudes towards spiders/pests and biological control in an urban context
Dr Lizzy Lowe is a postdoc in the Behavioural Ecology Group at Macquarie University, her research investigates in the social and environmental factors that drive biodiversity and species interactions in cities.
Lizzy is fascinated by the ability of some “urban exploiting” species to thrive in highly modified environments and is investigating the traits that allow them to do this.
A focus of Lizzy’s work is looking at the impact of urban insecticide use on invertebrate predators and She loves studying anything to do with spiders. Lizzy is also passionate about working with local communities, to share her love of “creepy crawlies” and helping create sustainable green spaces in cities.
Lizzy will be presenting at Pestech Perth, Sydney and Newcastle