PhD project

Project 5 Impact of multiple biotic and abiotic stressors on pathogenesis in mealworms and wax moths (DK)

I am interested in how biotic and abiotic stressors affect arthropod cultures for food and feed. It is known that climate change provokes physiological responses in insects, which in turn affect population growth. Coupled to this, is the threat of emerging infectious diseases, which can severely affect mass-reared populations of invertebrates where high densities facilitate disease transmission.