I’m currently reading for a DPhil in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. I am a member of the Community Ecology Research Group.
I study agricultural ecosystems, focusing on invertebrate groups that support production through the delivery of ecosystem services, e.g: pollination, decomposition, and pest control.
My research interests fall under three main categories:
Which species are present, and what are they doing?
Which invertebrates are living in agricultural systems, and what are their particular ecological roles?
From a production perspective, should we care?
What are the functional arguments for conserving invertebrate biodiversity in agroecosystems?
How can we minimise harm, and maximise function?
Can we make management decisions that better support beneficial populations and the services they provide?
To read more about my work, please visit my research page.