Lab Assistant IV
Mike started with the Hoddle lab 2004, and helps with a number of support roles within the lab. In addition to managing the lab computer and tech network for the lab, he also serves as the Website Administrator for the Center for Invasive Species Research (CISR). He also contributes blog posts and photographs of the invasive species listed on the CISR site, as well as other related graphic materials, videos, still photographs and aerial drone media.
Mike provides support for many of the research projects within the Hoddle lab. Some of the research Mike has been involved in includes Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys), glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis), gold spotted oak borer (Agrilus auroguttatus), avocado thrips (Scirtothrips perseae), mealybugs (Pseudococcidae), Gonatocerus ashmeadi, persea mites (Oligonychus perseae), asian citrus psyllid, (Diaphorina citri), Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), tamarixia radiata, south american palm weevil, (Rhynchophorus palmarum), and argentine ants (Linepithema humile).
A gallery of some of Mike’s photography with the Center for Invasive Species can be found here