People

Daej Arab

Daej Arab

I submitted my Master's thesis in early 2015. I began my research project in 2013 under the supervision of A/Prof Nathan Lo. The aim of my project is to construct a comprehensive phylogeny of the Australian Nasutitermitinae. Nasutitermitinae is a termite sub-family which includes species that are famous for constructing the tallest mounds on earth. I am interested in using phylogenetic and molecular clock analysis to investigate the origins of the Australian Nasutitermitinae and the evolution of their mound-building habits. The project involves collaboration with Dr Stephen Cameron (Queensland University of Technology) and A/Prof Theo Evans (National University of Singapore). I completed my undergraduate studies (BSc - Genetics & BSc (Honours) – Evolutionary Biology) at the University of Queensland in 2012.


Presentations

Phylogenetics and evolution of Australian Nasutitermitinae
International Union for the Study of Social Insects: International Congress. Cairns, Australia. Jul 2014.

Phylogenetics and evolution of Australian Nasutitermitinae
Genetics Society of Australasia Conference. Sydney, Australia. Jul 2014.

Phylogenetics and evolution of Australian Nasutitermitinae
Systematics Without Borders Conference. Sydney, Australia. Dec 2013.

Phylogeny of the Australian Nasutitermitinae (poster)
Genetics Society of Australasia Conference. Sydney, Australia. Jul 2013.