Dr Adam Frew is an ecologist interested in the interactions between fungi and plants. A key focus of his research is the ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and how they can affect plant defences against insect herbivores. His research also explores how environmental change and land management affect fungal diversity within agricultural and natural ecosystems. Adam is an ARC DECRA Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Toowoomba. Prior to joining USQ, Adam completed his PhD at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University after which he took on a research fellowship at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.