Dr Mark Wong is a Forrest Fellow (appointed 2022) in the School of Biological Sciences at UWA and a Postdoctoral Scientist at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity. Dr Wong’s interests lie in community and invasion ecology. His research uses trait-based approaches to understand the causes and consequences of changing biodiversity, especially for insects and their kin. Dr Wong previously completed a postdoc at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, where he investigated global trends in terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. Prior to that he completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford on a Clarendon Scholarship, where his research on the ecology of ant invasions in the tropics was supported by funding from the National Geographic Society and a Varley Gradwell Fellowship. Dr Wong serves on the editorial board of the journals Insect Conservation and Diversity and Asian Myrmecology.
Learn more about Dr Mark Wongs research below:
Wong, M. K. L., Lee, R. H., Leong, C. M., Lewis, O. T., & Guénard, B. (2022). Trait-mediated competition drives an ant invasion and alters functional diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289(1977), 20220504. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0504
Schultheiss, P., Nooten, S. S., Wang, R., Wong, M. K L., Brassard, F., & Guénard, B. (2022). The abundance, biomass, and distribution of ants on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(40), e2201550119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2201550119
Wong, M. K. L., Guénard, B., & Lewis, O. T. (2019). Trait‐based ecology of terrestrial arthropods. Biological Reviews, 94(3), 999-1022. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12488
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