Supervisors – UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Dr Daniel Chapman

dcha@ceh.ac.uk

Current ACCE Student: Emily Waddell

Dr Nicholas Cowan

nicwan11@ceh.ac.uk

Atmosphere Chemistry and Effects

Research Interests: Greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen pollution, agricultural systems and pollution

Current ACCE student: Georgia Beel

Dr Francis Daunt

frada@ceh.ac.uk

Current ACCE student: Sophie Bennett

Dr Helen Hesketh

hhesketh@ceh.ac.uk

Biodiversity Science Area

Research Interests: My research interests are in the ecology of insect pathogens and biological control of invertebrate pests, especially insect pathogenic viruses and fungi. I am interested in understanding how mixtures of pathogens (and other toxins) affect disease severity and pathogen transmission in insect populations. Particularly in understanding how such mixtures may be used for sustainable pest control and also their impact for managing the health of insects mass reared for food and feed. Environmental stressors such as temperature and CO2 levels may alter the outcome of host-pathogen interactions in unpredictable ways and I am interested in understanding the impact of such stressors in different mixed infection scenarios.

Current ACCE Student: Edward Carpentier

Twitter: @wellyhe and @insectdoctors

CEH staff page https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/helen-hesketh

Dr Aidan Keith

aidan.keith@ceh.ac.uk

Soils and Land Use

Research Interests: I am an ecologist who likes measuring soils and want to better understand their inner workings and unpack the black box, in an effort to shape more sustainable and resilient landscapes. As well as having a deep curiosity for belowground biodiversity, specific research interests include the impacts of land use and management on soil ecosystems (structure & functions), and links and interactions between trees, belowground biology and wider ecosystem services. 

Twitter: @soilandstuff

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