Research

Our research explores many aspects of the ecology and evolution of insect pests and diseases with the aim of better understanding the consequences of global change and improving the effectiveness and sustainability of pest and disease management. We combine empirical and theoretical approaches to address issues of fundamental and applied significance.

Historically the research has centered around three main themes:

  • Ecology and evolution of host-pathogen interactions
  • Predicting and understanding the impact of invasive species (including non-target effects of biocontrol agents)
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; especially the role of natural enemy diversity in provision of pest control services.

Current research areas include:

If you are interested in possible collaboration on any of these topics (or more generally the main research themes), or in joining us as a postdoc or grad student then do get in touch.