Staff profile - Anneke Veenstra

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Dr Anneke Veenstra

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env
Department: School of Life & Env. Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17667 +61 3 925 17667



  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Deakin University, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2000
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009


Member of the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology

Honorary Research Associate - Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne


Subjects and units currently teaching

SLE204 Animal Diversity

SLE205 Vertebrate Structure & Function

SLE231 Hydrology & Water Resources Management

SLE314 Research Project

SLE360 Australian Invertebrates

Knowledge areas

Taxonomy and biology of cecidomyiids

Aquatic ecology



Veenstra, A.A., West, J.M. and Milne, J. (2014). Infestation levels of the gall midge Asphondylia floriformis (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on its host plant Sarcocornia quinqueflora (Chenopodiaceae). Plant Protection Quarterly, 29 (1), 37-44.

Huynh C and Veenstra, A.A. (2014). Reproduction, egg morphology and development observed in Monographis queenslandicus (Diplopoda: Polyxenidae). Invertebrate Zoology, 11 (2), 335– 345.

Huynh, C and Veenstra, A.A. (2013). Taxonomy and biology of a new species of pincushion millipede from the genus Monographis. Zootaxa, 3721 (6),  573–588.

Veenstra, A.A. (2012) Herbarium collections – an invaluable resource for gall midge taxonomists. Muelleria, 30(1), 59-64.

Lebel, T., Peele, C.M. and Veenstra, A.A. (2012) Fungi associated with Asphondylia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) galls on Sarcocornia quinqueflora and Tecticornia arbuscula (Chenopodiaceae). Fungal Diversity, 55 (1), 143-154.

West, J.M. & Veenstra, A.A. (2012). Cane toad or computer mouse: real and computer-simulated laboratory exercises in physiology classes. Australian Journal of Education, 56(1), 57-69.

Veenstra, A.A., Michalczyk, A. and Kolesik, P. (2011). Taxonomy of two new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infesting Tecticornia arbuscula (Salicornioideae: Chenopodiaceae) in Australian saltmarshes. Australian Journal of Entomology, 50, 393-404.

Kolesik, P. and Veenstra-Quah, A.A. (2008). New gall midge taxa (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) from Australian Chenopodiaceae. Australian Journal of Entomology.47, 213-224.

Veenstra-Quah, A.A. and Duke, G. (2007). Invertebrate drift in an Australian urban stream – Darebin Creek, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria. 119, 89-103.

Veenstra-Quah, A.A., Milne, J. and Kolesik, P. (2007). Taxonomy and biology of two new species of gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infesting Sarcocornia quinqueflora (Chenopodiaceae) in Australian saltmarshes. Australian Journal of Entomology 46, 198-206.

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