Behavioural and Movement Ecology
Behavioural ecology in its broadest sense is the study of adaptations, and we aim to understand the role of the social and ecological environment, as well as proximate mechanisms, in structuring the properties of animal behaviour/movement at the level of individuals, groups, and populations.
Staff: Dr William Allen; Dr Kevin Arbuckle, Prof Luca Borger; Dr Ines Fürtbauer; Prof Carlos Garcia de Leaniz; Dr Andrew King; Dr Emily Shepard; Prof Rory Wilson
Evolutionary and Molecular Biology
Understanding the diversity of life from a molecular perspective. We use the latest genetic and genomic techniques to address key questions in ecology, behaviour and conservation from an evolutionary perspective in a range of non-model organisms, from fungi to plants and animals.
Staff: Dr Kevin Arbuckle, Prof Tariq Butt; Dr Jim Bull; Dr Christopher Coates; Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo; Prof Dan Eastwood;Dr Ines Fürtbauer; Prof Carlos Garcia de Leaniz; Dr Carole Llewellyn
Marine Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture
From developing new techniques in fish husbandry and rearing of commercially important aquaculture species, to research in food and fuel security, low carbon technologies, and climate change. Specialist research training can be provided on a diverse range of temperate to tropical aquatic organisms, inhabiting marine to freshwater environments.
Staff: Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo; Dr Christopher Coates; Prof Kevin Flynn; Dr Ines Fürtbauer; Prof Carlos Garcia de Leaniz; Dr John Griffin; Dr Andrew King; Dr Carole Llewellyn; Dr Aditee Mitra; Prof Kam Tang
Mathematical and Statistical Ecology
Research and skills that complement the full range of our academic expertise, from theoretical investigations of ecosystem complexity, pattern formation and animal movement, to practical agricultural applications and the operation of micro-algal biotechnology.
Staff: Dr Jim Bull; Prof Luca Borger; Prof Kevin Flynn; Dr Mike Fowler; Dr Aditee Mitra
Population and Community Ecology
Combining experimental and theoretical approaches to develop our understanding of how species interactions with their environment (including other woodlands species) generate spatial-temporal biodiversity patterns. Study systems include coastal ecosystems, disease control, conservation, and the impact of structured environmental variation on community dynamics.
Staff: Dr William Allen; Prof Luca Borger; Dr Jim Bull; Prof Kevin Flynn; Dr Cindy Froyd; Dr Mike Fowler; Dr John Griffin; Dr Carole Llewellyn; Dr Aditee Mitra; Prof Kam Tang
Whole Organism Biology
Our staff includes world-leading experts on a range of organisms from fungi to crabs, penguins to turtles, baboons to otters, and salmon to condors and honeybees. We welcome students who want to develop projects around such species and wish to get specialised training in whole organism biology.
Staff: Prof Luca Borger (deer), Prof Tariq Butt (insects), Prof Sofia Consuegra Del Olmo (mangrove killifish), Dr Dan Eastwood(fungi), Prof Kevin Flynn (plankton), Dr Ines Fürtbauer (macaques), Prof Carlos Garcia de Leaniz (salmon), Dr Andrew King(baboons), Dr Carole Llewellyn (algae), Dr Aditee Mitra (plankton), Dr Emily Shepard (condors), Prof Kam Tang (zooplankton), Prof Rory Wilson (penguins).
Wildlife Diseases and Pest Control
Research focused on developing natural agents and solutions for the control of wildlife diseases and invertebrate pests that impact on food security and human and animal health. Research training provided in disease detection methods, disease management, and the socioeconomic benefits of pest control.
Staff: Prof Tariq Butt; Dr Jim Bull; Dr Christopher Coates; Prof Dan Eastwood