Associate Professor Lori Lach from James Cook University, Cairns, has won the biennial Ian Mackerras Medal from the Australian Entomological Society., https://www.austentsoc.org.au/awards/the-ian-mackerras-medal/
Lori’s work on native bees includes studies on pathogen, insecticides and climate change. Congratulations Lori! Her published work includes the well-received book “Ant Ecology” where she was the senior editor. Much of her research has investigated invasive social insects and how their interactions differ from native species. She has received a number of awards and has played an important role as a member of a number of advisory bodies. In 2012 she received a prestigious Australian Research Council DECRA (Discovery Early Career Research Award). In 2016, she was awarded an Invasive Species Council Froggatt Award for exceptional efforts in raising awareness about the threat of yellow crazy ant. Lori contributes to under-graduate teaching and higher degree research student projects at James Cook University.