Fevziye Hasan is a PhD student at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. She became interested in entomology during her school work experience at the Natural History Museum, London, where she worked in the Coleoptera collections and the Soil Biodiversity Group. During her BSc Ecology at the University of Hull and MRes Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at Imperial College London, Fevziye became fascinated by how insect species and communities interact to produce large-scale ecosystem functions and services. Her current research investigates how traits of introduced dung beetles affect biotic and abiotic drivers of ecosystem multifunctionality, such as changes in the soil physicochemical environment and below-ground soil arthropod communities. The data she collects from her experiments will also contribute to the wider dung beetle monitoring and research programme across Australia and New Zealand.
University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand