Professional summary

Research Interests

I focus on species interactions, community structure, and the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services. In particular I am interested in understanding how anthropogenic disturbance across spatial scales governs diversity and interactions, above and belowground and at trophic levels directly (herbivores, pollinators) and indirectly (predators, parasites) connected to plants. 

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Brief CV

Invertebrate ecologist (NERC band 5), NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 1998-2019

Lead Author, IPBES Regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services and functions for Europe and Central Asia (deliverable 2b) 2015

Lead Author, IPBES Expert Group for delivering an assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production (Deliverable 3a) 2014-2015

Science Co-ordinator, UK Insect Pollinator Initiative (IPI) Research Programme 2010-2015

Invited Member of Defra Pollinator Expert Advisory Group (PEAG) 2013-2014

Director & Trustee of the British Ecological Society (BES) 2008-2012

Associate Editor of Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology (RES – Wiley Blackwell)


PhD Cardiff University, ‘Landscape to host-plant scales: bottom-up heterogeneity affects invertebrate diversity & interactions’ 2002–2006 (part-time) 
BSc (1st Class Hons) Environmental Biology, University of Greenwich, London 1995–1998  

Panels, committees and memberships

British Ecological Society (BES)