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Insects as a dietary protein source in nutrition and health: Feasibility of a sustainable alternative to animal-based protein sources (Ref FHMS - FF - 13 BIO)

Insects have been used as a source of dietary protein for many years in East-Asian and African populations and more recently the interest in this potential protein source has been growing in Western countries due to issues with food availability and delivery (e.g. Read more

Enabling factors for increasing the use of insects in sustainable food production.

Ongoing global food security requires a paradigm shift in our resource use. circular economies are a key approach to achieving the seismic change required but will involve rethinking waste in the food chain. Read more

Evolutionary responses of insects to the Anthropocene

This project is part of the. DPhil in Biology at the University of Oxford. Humans have altered global environments in many ways, such as converting natural habitats into farmland and exposing organisms to synthetic chemicals that have been unencountered previously since life began. Read more

ACCE DTP Studentship - Providing for our pollinators: Investigating how urbanisation affects the ecology of flower-feeding insects

Pollinating insects are declining due to habitat loss and climate change, threatening the pollination of crops and wild plants. Plant-pollinator interactions may be particularly vulnerable in cities, where urban greenspaces provide variable habitat and floral resources. Read more

Does diapause alter epigenetic ageing trajectory in insects?

Project Highlights. Why individuals and species age so differently is an unanswered question in evolutionary biology. Diapause is an example of senescence plasticity, where the same genetics produces different ageing patterns in an organism. Read more

Exploring essential nutrient transport in animal-microbe symbiosis

Understanding how symbiotic relationships between microorganisms and host animals are maintained is key to our understanding of how their physiology, ecological dynamics, evolutionary processes and, ultimately survival, are influenced. Read more

Understanding the role of animals as predators of disease vectors: An overlooked ecosystem service?

A mountain of evidence in the scientific literature suggests that biodiversity provides important ecosystem services for humans. One aspect that has been particularly well studied is agricultural pest control, where animals such as birds and bats are often known to save farmers hundreds of dollars per hectare per year. Read more

Sex, males, and hermaphrodites in the scale insect Icerya purchasi

  Research Group: Institute of Ecology & Evolution
Summary. Organisms reproduce in diverse ways. Yet it is unclear why and how new reproductive strategies evolve. This project focuses on the only case of hermaphroditism in insects. Read more

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