Areas of interest
My research focusses on invertebrate ecology in the agri-environment and primarily the impacts of farming practice and land management on the ecosystem services of pest control and pollination underpinning crop production. I have worked in many cropping systems including arable, soft fruit and top fruit production and my research is applied and often industry funded.
Specific areas of interest include:
- Insect pollination ecology and crop production
- Ecological intensification of smallholder farming systems
- Effects of agricultural practices on pests and natural enemies
- Trophic influences of soil fertility management in agricultural systems
- Integrated Pest Management
Lecturer on Principle of Integrated Pest Management (AP3A102) and Research Methods in Agricultural Ecology and Environment MRes (APMA 110). I supervise a number of undergraduate and MSc research dissertation students.