BSc Honours (St And), PhD (WSU), Mem.RES
Dr Adam Frew obtained his BSc (Honours) degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he worked on the role of silicon enhanced barley resistance to aphids and powdery mildew. Following this, Adam moved to Australia to work under the supervision of Associate Professor Scott Johnson and Associate Professor Jeff Powell investigating how arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil silicon can impact plant-insect herbivore interactions.
After completion of his PhD in 2017 Adam joined Charles Sturt University (CSU) as a Research Fellow when he was awarded a CSU Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. Adam's research at CSU investigates the ecology of soil-plant-insect interactions. He has a particular interest in how mycorrhizal fungi can drive insect herbivory in both natural and managed ecosystems, as well as the role of silicon in these interactions. He is also an active collaborator in a number of projects investigating soil ecosystem processes and the impacts on plant community structure.
CRO research profile https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/persons/afrewcsueduau