Pippa Muskett

Research Officer on the Cacti Programme

Office: F10, First Floor, Life Science Building

Email: p.muskett@ru.ac.za

BSc (Hons), Entomology, Rhodes University (2014)
MSc, Entomology, Rhodes University, (2016)

Pippa Muskett finished her MSc in Biological control of invasive weeds in 2016 with a thesis on the post-release of Catorhintha schaffneri, a new biological control agent on Pereskia aculeata.  She works in the Cactaceae project, mainly focused on the agents associated with Pereskia aculeata and post-release work with other plants within the Cactaceae family.

Reserearch interests
  • Biological control of invasive weeds
  • Plant and insect interactions
  • Thermal tolerance of biological control agents
  • Cactaceae
Recent publications

Muskett, P., Paterson, I., Coetzee, J., 2017. Post-Release Evaluation and Thermal Physiology of the Pereskia Stem-Wilter , Catorhintha schaffneri ( Coreidae ), a New Biological Control Agent for Pereskia aculeata ( Cactaceae ). Rhodes University.

Muskett, P.C., Hill, J.M., Weyl, P.S.R., 2016. Macroinvertebrate communities associated with duckweed (Lemnaceae) in two Eastern Cape rivers, South Africa. African J. Aquat. Sci. 41, 481–488.

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