Dr Scott Groom
My research interests focus on the evolution and conservation of pollinators, particularly bees in the Asia-Pacific region. From January 2017 I have been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Adelaide in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.
|2014 - 2016||JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow||Kyoto University|
|2009 - 2010||Research Assistant||Kunming Institute of Zoology|
|2008 - 2009||Research Officer||SARDI|
|2015||Nomination||PhD Research Excellence at the South Australian Science Excellence Awards||Flinders University of South Australia|
|2014 - 2016||Fellowship||JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship||Kyoto University|
|2014||Research Award||Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence: Biological Sciences||Flinders University of South Australia|
|2010||Fellowship||Endeavour Postgraduate Research Fellowship: Australian Government||University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji|
|2010||Scholarship||Australian Postgraduate Award||Flinders University of South Australia|
|2008||Award||Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation – First Class Honours||Flinders University of South Australia|
|Flinders University of South Australia||Australia||BSc (Hons)|
|Flinders University of South Australia||Australia||PhD|
|2017||Groom, S., Stevens, M., Ramage, T. & Schwarz, M. (2017). Origins and implications of apid bees (Hymentopera: Apidae) in French Polynesia. Entomological Science, 20, 65-75.
|2017||Silva, D., Groom, S., da Silva, C., Stevens, M. & Schwarz, M. (2017). Potential pollination maintenance by an exotic allodapine bee under climate change scenarios in the Indo-Pacific region. Journal of Applied Entomology, 141, 1-2, 122-132.
|2016||da Silva, C., Groom, S., Stevens, M. & Schwarz, M. (2016). Current status of the introduced allodapine bee Braunsapis puangensis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Fiji. Austral Entomology, 55, 1, 43-48.
|2015||Groom, S., Tuiwawa, M., Stevens, M. & Schwarz, M. (2015). Recent introduction of an allodapine bee into Fiji: A new model system for understanding biological invasions by pollinators. Insect Science, 22, 4, 532-540.
|2014||Groom, S., Stevens, M. & Schwarz, M. (2014). Parallel responses of bees to Pleistocene climate change in three isolated archipelagos of the southwestern Pacific. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281, 1785, 1-7.
|2014||Groom, S., Ngo, H., Rehan, S., Skelton, P., Stevens, M. & Schwarz, M. (2014). Multiple recent introductions of apid bees into Pacific archipelagos signify potentially large consequences for both agriculture and indigenous ecosystems. Biological Invasions, 16, 11, 2293-2302.
|2014||Groom, S., Hayes, S., Ngo, H., Stevens, M. & Schwarz, M. (2014). Recipe for disruption: Multiple recent arrivals of megachilid bees in Pacific archipelagos. Journal of Insect Conservation, 18, 4, 613-622.
|2013||Groom, S., Stevens, M. & Schwartz, M. (2013). Diversification of Fijian halictine bees: Insights into a recent island radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 68, 3, 582-594.
|2013||Davies, O., Groom, S., Ngo, H., Stevens, M. & Schwarz, M. (2013). Diversity and origins Of Fijian Leaf-Cutter Bees (Megachilidae). Pacific Science, 67, 4, 561-570.
|2011||Groom, S. & Schwarz, M. (2011). Bees in the southwest pacific: Origins, diversity and conservation. Apidologie, 42, 6, 759-770.
|2016||Taylor, M., Lal, P., Solofa, D., Sukal, A., Atumurirava, F., Manley, M. ... Starz, C. (2016). Agriculture and climate change: an overview. In M. Taylor, A. McGregor & B. Dawson (Eds.), Vulnerability of Pacific Island agriculture and forestry to climate change (pp. 103-160). Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia: Pacific Community.|
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (2y Salary) $115 500
Kyoto University, Japan
JSPS Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research (2y) $23 000
Evolution of sociality: A comparative transcriptomics approach
Groom SVC, Kawakita A
The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (3y) $45 000
Assessing impacts of two major new exotic pollinators in Fiji
Schwarz MP, Stevens MI, Groom SVC, M Tuiwawa and P Skelton
Flinders University Postgraduate Travel Grant $1 400
NSW-DPI Farrer Trust Travelling Scholarship $4 800
Museum Victoria 1854 Student Travel Scholarship $1 000
Endeavour Research Fellowship (6m Salary) $23 500
University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Rufford Small Grants Trust (2y) $10 000
Bees of Samoa: Identifying Threats and Developing Strategies
Groom SVC, Schwarz MP, Stevens MI, Tuiwawa M and Skelton P
Nature Conservation Society Grant $1 000
NCCARF Travel Grant $2 800
The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (3y) $45 000
Native bees in the South Pacific – conservation and roles in agriculture
Schwarz MP, Groom SVC, Stevens MI, Taylor M, and Skelton P
Australian Postgraduate Award (3y Salary) $70 500
Flinders University, Adelaide
AusAid: Youth Ambassador for Development (1y Salary) $23 500
Kunming Institute of Zoology, China
Mar 10 – Nov 14 Flinders University: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Demonstrator and Tutor (~600h) in topics covering:
Undergraduate: Evolution of Biodiversity (BIOL1101); Molecular Basis of Life (BIOL1102); Biology and Society (BIOL1112); Data Analysis (STAT1412); Genetics, Diversity, and Evolution (BIOL2702); Applied Statistics (STAT2700); Statistics for Biology (BIOL2701); Research in Animal Behaviour (BIOL3721);
Masters: Statistical Methods for Science (STAT5702)
2012 Ms Olivia Davies Flinders University, Adelaide
Bachelor of Science - High Achievers Program
Collaboration resulted in publication in Pacific Science
2013 Ms Sarah Hayes Flinders University, Adelaide
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Behavioural Science
Collaboration resulted in publication in Journal of Insect Conservation
2015 Ms Ella Deans Flinders University, Adelaide
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Thesis: Evolutionary history of endemic bee species in Fiji