Jeffrey Newton (Ph.D. candidate) - email@example.com
I am exploring 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 I am mostly interested in mites (Acari) I also work on subterranean ants tending root-feeding aphids and mealybugs.
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 (accepted 29 May 2011).