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Dr Candice Ann Owen

Lecturer in Entomology


Office: F17.1, First Floor, Life Science Building

Email: candice.a.owen@gmail.com

PhD, Entomology, Rhodes University (2015)

Candice completed her PhD at Rhodes University in 2015. She followed it with two years as a postdoctoral fellow looking at the link between thermal tolerance and respiratory rates. In 2018 Candice took up a position as an entomology lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Entomology teaching courses on insect form and function, and plant-insect interactions to undergraduate students, while also supervising student projects. Her main research body looks at the interaction between thermal physiology and metabolism. Candice hopes that by exploring the link between the two, and how they change with eachother, she can show how to manipulate biocontrol agents to make them more efficient at controlling their target weeds.

Research interests
  • Insect thermal physiology and its link to metabolism
  • Biological control of invasive aquatic weeds
  • Insect behaviour
Recent publications

OWEN, C. A., COETZEE, J. A. & VAN NOORT, S. 2014. Distributional range of the South African maritime spider-egg parasitoid wasp, Echthrodesis lamorali (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae: Scelioninae). African Invertebrates 55 (2): 323-332.

OWEN, C. A., COETZEE, J. A., VAN NOORT, S. & AUSTIN, A. D. 2017. Assessing the morphological and physiological adaptations of the parasitoid wasp Echthrodesis lamorali for survival in an intertidal environment. Physiological Entomology 42 (2): 173-180. DOI: 10.1111/phen.12187.


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