Thompson Rivers University

Ticks and fire ants

  Posted on: May 3, 2019


Dr. Rob Higgins is an internationally renowned expert on ants who is currently conducting research on ticks. He teaches in TRU’s department of biological science.

Among the courses he teaches are: Principles of Biology 1, Principles of Biology 2, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology. His research interests include ecology of ants in sub-boreal forests and the management of post-harvest coarse woody debris.

He has in-depth knowledge of the European fire ant, an aggressive invasive species being found throughout the Lower Mainland with a nasty sting.

Higgins can be reached at 250-828-5452 or