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Research interests

I am an invertebrate physiologist with expertise in thermal physiology and the mechanisms conferring thermal tolerance. I study pest insects (particularly the aphids) and insects that perform beneficial ecosystem services (biological control, pollination). I am particularly interested in the interplay between landscape and climate, how this impacts beneficial insects, and how this can inform landscape management and restoration to encourage and conserve beneficial insects. I endeavour to understand how we may utilise ‘Functional Agricultural Biodiversity’ to reinstate beneficial biodiversity back into degraded or heavily managed systems and, in doing so, restore beneficial insects and the key ecosystem services they provide. 


  • Ecophysiology
  • Thermal Physiology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Entomology


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