Do bees feel pain?
Prof L Chittka, Dr E Versace
31 January 2019
The assessment of pain in animals is a moral obligation in deciding on strategies for animal welfare, for domestic animals and those that are hunted in the wild, as well as animals used for experimentation in the laboratory.
Woodland insect responses to climate change
Dr S Hayward, Dr J P Sadler, Dr C Pfrang
21 January 2019
Forest/woodland systems are major source of biodiversity globally and also play a crucial role in carbon capture/mitigating against rising CO2 levels.
SCENARIO: The impacts of long-term declines in insect abundance on ecosystem function
Mr D Roy, Prof T Oliver, Prof J Thomas, Dr T Johns
25 January 2019
The plight of insects has generated worldwide attention from the scientific community and wider public. Recent interest was stimulated by a 27 year study(1) suggesting a loss of 75% in the biomass of flying insects from Protected Areas in Germany, quickly labelled as ‘ecological Armageddon’.
Molecular basis of hearing in Insects
Dr B Warren
Applications accepted all year round
The newly-founded Warren lab is after an ambitious and resilient PhD student to work on hearing in the desert locust.