Tamzin Griffith

Entomology Doctoral Candidate

Tamzin Griffith

Office: F17, First Floor, Life Sciences Building Lab

MSc, Entomology, Rhodes University (2018)

Thesis title: Biological control of the cactus Trichocereus spachianus in South Africa.

Supervisor: Dr. Iain Paterson

Trichocereus spachianus, a cactus native to Argentina, is becoming an increasing problem in South Africa. Tamzin’s PhD is focused on identifying potential insect biological control agents, with emphasis on Hypogeococcus, from the plants native range through extensive field surveys and various laboratory experiments.  

Research interests

  • Biological control of invasive weeds
  • Plant and insect interactions
  • Thermal tolerance of biological control agents

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