Research Officer on the Cacti Programme

F10, First Floor, Life Science Building

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

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.

Research 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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