Jeffrey Newton (Ph.D. candidate) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey explored the effects of simulated climate change and grazing pressure on the assemblage structure of microathropods in native rangeland. More information on this project is at http://climate.biology.ualberta.ca/. While he was mostly interested in mites (Acari), he also studied subterranean ants tending root-feeding aphids and mealybugs.
Jeffrey successfully defended his thesis in July 2013, and is now director of the Edmonton Science Outreach Network.
Some publications from my thesis work:
Kontschán, J., H. Proctor and J. Newton. 2010. Trachyuropoda kinsella n. sp. (Acari: Uropodina: Trachyuropodidae) from Alberta, Canada, with a key to Trachyuropoda species from temperate North America. International Journal of Acarology 36: 211-220.
Newton, J.S., J. Glasier, H.E.L. Maw, H.C. Proctor and R.G. Foottit. in press. Ants and subterranean Sternorrhyncha in a native grassland in east-central Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 143: 518-523.
Newton, J.S. and H.C. Proctor. 2013. A fresh look at weight-estimation models for soil mites (Acari). International Journal of Acarology 39: 72-85, DOI:10.1080/01647954.2012.744351