Dr Natasha Wiggins

Dr Wiggins’s scholarship allowed her to investigate the relationship between the pygmy rabbit and its key food source, sagebrush.

Dr Wiggins investigated the influence of diet quality, availability and temperature-dependent tolerance to plant chemistry between pygmy rabbits and sagebrush. Her research provided important insights into how herbivores respond to seasonal differences in diet quality and availability, and the influence that temperature may play in altering herbivore responses to plant chemistry. Her research will provide a greater insight into eucalypt-herbivore systems in Australia.