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Recent PhD completion: Shahrima Tasnin

Shahrima Tasnin

Queensland University of Technology

Accepted January 2021

"Demographic structure and aging in Bactrocera tryoni in subtropical Australia"

"My thesis focuses on a deeper understanding of the demography of field populations of B. tryoni in subtropical eastern Australia by estimating the age-structure during different seasons of the year using an advanced mathematical and demographic approach. The study showed that the age-structure and longevity of a wild B. tryoni population varied greatly with season which indicate that B. tryoni has an endogenous mechanism which allow them to adjust with seasonal changes in availability of resources".

Shahrima is now working on “Phenology and demography project” at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as an Entomologist.