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Sofia Gripenberg

Portrait of Sofia Gripenburg
Associate Professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow.
I contribute to research supervision (PhD students, MSc students, undergraduate project students) and teaching.

Areas of interest

  • Community ecology
  • Ecology and evolution of plant-enemy interactions
  • Tropical forest ecology

Postgraduate supervision

Supervision/co-supervision of the following PhD students:

  • Eleanor Jackson
  • Deepa Manikkath Haridas (main supervisor: Dr Glyn Barrett)


I give lectures in Introduction to Evolutionary Processes (BI1EAD) and Ecology (BI1EC2) and supervise undergraduate research projects in Ecology and Evolution (BI3PROA) and MSc projects in Entomology (BIMEPRO)

Research centres and groups

International Collaborators

  • Yves Basset, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of Panama
  • S. Joseph Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of Panama
  • Juha-Pekka Salminen, University of Turku, Finland

National Collaborators

  • Owen Lewis, University of Oxford

Member of the Ecology Research Group


Esteem Factors:

  • Funding (PI or co-I) through the Royal Society, Academy of Finland, NERC, and the Leverhulme Trust
  • NERC Peer Review Panel member
  • Reviewer for >30 ISI journals and several funding agencies (e.g. NERC, Czech Academy of Sciences, Agence Nationale de la Recherche; British Ecological Society, Swedish Research Council)
  • Associate Editor of Ecological Entomology and Biotropica

Impact, Enterprise and Outreach

Involved in outreach events to the public and activities promoting STEM subjects (including the 'Destination STEMM' program coordinated by the Windsor Fellowship and the Royal Society)


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