Staff profile: Dr Andrew Mitchell

Position title:
Integrative Systematist
Section:
Entomology Collection
Phone:
+61 2 9320 6346
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I first became interested in insects after visiting my local museum which had thousands of diverse bugs on display – the ultimate jigsaw puzzle! I now use both DNA-based and morphology-based methods to investigate evolutionary relationships in insects, particularly cutworm moths and their relatives (Noctuoidea). I am also an enthusiastic “DNA barcoder” applying this technique to taxonomy, pest identification and ecology.

 

 

Qualifications

•PhD, University of Maryland, 1998
•MSc, cum laude, University of Natal, 1993
•BSc, Hons cum laude, University of Natal, 1991
•BSc, University of Natal, 1990