Interested in insect evolution and different scales and patterns of biodiversity, especially in termites, dragonflies and flies. My current project is investigating the effects of rainfall differences on termite diversity in Northern Queensland, Australia. I'm interested in how historical events impacted this diversity, and turnover in termite communities over spatial distances. I am also looking at how the gut microbiome of termites changes with distance and life history of termites.
B.S., Biology, Brigham Young University, Utah, U.S.A., 2017
Clement R.A., Frandsen P.B., Mcknight T., Nelson C.R. 2018. Fly family diversity shows evidence of livestock grazing pressure in Mongolia (Insecta: Diptera). J. Insect Conserv. 22:0. doi: 10.1007/s10841-018-0056-x