Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Erinn is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Biological Sciences. She researches the systematics of parasitoid wasps, in particular the subfamily Microgastrinae, a key group of caterpillar parasitoids.
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I'm a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Biological Sciences. I am currently researching the systematics of parasitoid wasps, in particular the subfamily Microgastrinae, a key group of caterpillar parasitoids. I am passionate about engaging the community in the process of biodiversity discovery and taxonomy, and run a citizen science project partnering schools with taxonomists to discover and describe new species from their local area.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2020 Award PhD Research Excellence Award South Australian Science Excellence Awards Australia — 2019 Award Postgraduate All-Round Achievement Award University of Adelaide, School of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology Australia — 2019 Award Early-Career Research Excellence Award Society of Australian Systematic Biologists Australia — 2019 Award Harold Woolhouse Prize Faculty of Sciences, The University of Adelaide Australia — 2018 Award Doctoral Research Medal The University of Adelaide Australia — 2018 Award Perform your Science winner-Audience Choice Inspiring South Australia Australia — 2017 Award Faculty of Sciences Three Minute Thesis winner-1st Place The University of Adelaide Australia — 2016 Achievement 2016 Australian FameLab Winner — Australia — 2012 Award Michael Smyth Prize The University of Adelaide School of Earth and Environmental Sciences: Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Sciences Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2014 Australian National University Australia Master of Science Communication Outreach 2013 Deakin University Australia Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies 2012 University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Hons)
Year Citation 2021 Fagan-Jeffries, E. P., & Austin, A. D. (2021). Four new species of parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) described through a citizen science partnership with schools in regional South Australia.. Zootaxa, 4949(1), zootaxa.4949.1.4.
2020 Dorey, B., Fagan-Jeffries, E. P., Stevens, M. I., & Schwarz, M. P. (2020). Morphometric comparisons and novel observations of diurnal and low-light-foraging bees. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 79, 117-144.
2020 Quicke, D. L. J., Belokobylskij, S. A., Braet, Y., Van Achterberg, C., Hebert, P. D. N., Prosser, S. W. J., . . . Butcher, B. A. (2020). Phylogenetic reassignment of basal cyclostome braconid parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera) with description of a new, enigmatic Afrotropical tribe with a highly anomalous 28S D2 secondary structure. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 190(3), 1002-1019.
2020 Quicke, D. L. J., Austin, A. D., Fagan-Jeffries, E. P., Hebert, P. D. N., & Butcher, B. A. (2020). Molecular phylogeny places the enigmatic subfamily Masoninae within the Ichneumonidae, not the Braconidae. Zoologica Scripta, 49(1), 64-71.
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2020 Quicke, D. L. J., Austin, A. D., Fagan-Jeffries, E. P., Hebert, P. D. N., & Butcher, B. A. (2020). Recognition of the Trachypetidae stat.n. as a new extant family of Ichneumonoidea (Hymenoptera), based on molecular and morphological evidence. Systematic Entomology, 45(4), 771-782.
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2020 Fagan-Jeffries, E. P., & Austin, A. D. (2020). Synopsis of the parasitoid wasp genus Cotesia cameron, 1891 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) in Australia, with the description of seven new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 2020(667), 1-70.
2020 Austin, A. D., & Fagan-Jeffries, E. P. (2020). A new species of the enigmatic Australian endemic family Trachypetidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea): Cercobarcon lasallei sp.n.. Journal of Natural History, 54(9-12), 553-563.
2019 Fagan-Jeffries, E. P., Cooper, S. J. B., Bradford, T. M., & Austin, A. D. (2019). Intragenomic internal transcribed spacer 2 variation in a genus of parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): implications for accurate species delimitation and phylogenetic analysis. Insect Molecular Biology, 28(4), 485-498.
2019 Fagan-Jeffries, E. P., Cooper, S. J. B., & Austin, A. D. (2019). New species of Australian microgastrine parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) documented through the ‘Bush Blitz’ surveys of national reserves. Zootaxa, 4560(3), 401-440.
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2018 Fagan-Jeffries, E. P., Cooper, S. J., Bertozzi, T., Bradford, T. M., & Austin, A. D. (2018). DNA barcoding of microgastrine parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) using high-throughput methods more than doubles the number of species known for Australia.. Molecular ecology resources, 18(5), 1132-1143.
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2018 Fagan-Jeffries, E., Cooper, S., & Austin, A. (2018). Three new species of Dolichogenidea Viereck (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microgastrinae) from Australia with exceptionally long ovipositors. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 64, 177-190.
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2017 Fagan-Jeffries, E., & Austin, A. (2017). Synopsis of the parasitoid wasp genus Choeras Mason (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) from Australasia, with the description of two new species. Austral Entomology, 57(3), 349-358.
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2017 Snelling, E., Duncker, R., Jones, K., Fagan-Jeffries, E., & Seymour, R. (2017). Flight metabolic rate of Locusta migratoria in relation to oxygen partial pressure in atmospheres of varying diffusivity and density. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(23), 4432-4439.
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2016 Taylor, G., Fagan-Jeffries, E., & Austin, A. (2016). A new genus and twenty new species of Australian jumping plant-lice (Psylloidea: Triozidae) from Eremophila and Myoporum (Scrophulariaceae: Myoporeae). Zootaxa, 4073(1), 1-84.
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Year Citation 2016 Fagan-Jeffries, E. P. (2016). Australian microgastrine parasitoid wasps: Systematics meets citizen science. In 2016 International Congress of Entomology. Entomological Society of America.
Year Citation — Fagan-Jeffries, E. (n.d.). Diolcogaster ITS2 supplementary information.xlsx.
- 2020: Bush Blitz Tactical Taxonomy Grant $15 000 for description of new species of Glyptapanteles
- 2020: Australian Citizen Science Association Seed Funding $1000 for trials of a school citizen science projec
- 2019: Australian Biological Resources Study Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant (CI) $420 000 total funding for a three year Postdoctoral Fellowship
- 2019: National Science Week South Australia Grant $1500 for a public outreach event during National Science Week
- 2018: Australian Biological Resources Study Bush Blitz Tactical Taxonomy grant (CI) $15 000 for description of new species from Bush Blitz expeditions
- 2018: Australian Biological Resources Study Student Travel Award $1500 for travel to the International Society of Hymenopterists Congress, Japan
- 2018: Perform your Science Grant $2000 to develop public outreach on taxonomy & biodiversity for National Science Week
- 2016: The University of Adelaide Research Abroad grant $2000 for travel to The University of Illinois
- 2016: Australian Biological Resources Study Student Travel Award $1500 for travel to The International Congress of Entomology in Florida, USA
- 2016: International Society of Hymenopterists Student Travel Award $1500 for to travel to The International Congress of Entomology in Florida, USA
- 2015: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
- 2015: Australian Biological Resources Study Award $30 000 over three years for a PhD Top-Up Scholarship
- 2013: Australian Biological Resources Study Award $10 000 Honours Scholarship
2021: Course Coordinator & Lecturer, Evolution and Diversity of Insects III, The University of Adelaide
2021: Lecturer, Zoology II, The University of Adelaide
2020: Lecturer, Evolution and Diversity of Insects III, The University of Adelaide
2016-2019: Practical Demonstrator, Evolution and Diversity of Insects III, The University of Adelaide
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Systematics of the Chalcid wasp genus Psyllaephagus (Hymenoptora: Encyrtidae) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Alana Rose Delaine
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2020 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Investigating the biodiversity of an unexplored subfamily of parasitoid wasps in Australia (Braconidae, Miracinae) The University of Adelaide Principles & Practice of Research (Advanced) III Other Full Time Mollie Slater-Baker 2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Diversity in the antennal sensilla of microgastrine parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with an assessment of their phylogenetic utility. The University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Michael Scholich 2018 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Systematics and host associations of Labium parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Labeninae) using an integrated molecular (COI) and morphological approach The University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Madalene Giannotta
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Secretary Society of Australian Systematic Biologists Society of Australian Systematic Biologists Australia 2016 - 2020 Representative Australian Entomological Society Australian Entomological Society Australia 2015 - ongoing Council International Society of Hymenopterists International Society of Hymenopterists Australia
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