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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 AllenDr Kevin ArbuckleProf Luca BorgerDr Ines FürtbauerProf Carlos Garcia de LeanizDr Andrew KingDr Emily ShepardProf 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 ArbuckleProf Tariq ButtDr Jim BullDr Christopher CoatesProf Sofia Consuegra Del OlmoProf Dan Eastwood;Dr Ines FürtbauerProf Carlos Garcia de LeanizDr 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 OlmoDr Christopher CoatesProf Kevin FlynnDr Ines FürtbauerProf Carlos Garcia de LeanizDr John GriffinDr Andrew KingDr Carole LlewellynDr Aditee MitraProf 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 BullProf Luca BorgerProf Kevin FlynnDr Mike FowlerDr 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 AllenProf Luca BorgerDr Jim BullProf Kevin FlynnDr Cindy FroydDr Mike FowlerDr John GriffinDr Carole LlewellynDr Aditee MitraProf 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 ButtDr Jim BullDr Christopher CoatesProf Dan Eastwood