Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018
Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2018

Dr Tanya Latty

Dr Tanya Latty

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

Biography

Dr Tanya Latty’s research focuses broadly on insect behaviour and ecology with a particular interest in the intersections between entomology, behaviour, pest management and technology.   Her recent research directions include understanding the impacts of urbanisation on insect pollinators and using eusocial insects as models for bio-inspired technologies. She did her PhD at the University of Calgary in Canada, where she studied how tiny bark beetles were able to kill large pine trees by working as a group.  In 2014 she joined the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment where she is responsible for coordinating the entomology program.  Tanya has received several awards for her research and science communication including a NSW Tall Poppy award and a prestigious Branco Weiss Society in Science Fellowship.