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.
Epigenetics, embryogenesis and plasticity in insects.
BBSRC White Rose DTP
Dr E.J.. Duncan, Dr A.D. Peel
7 January 2019
All animals respond to their environment but some are able generate morphologically and behaviourally distinct individuals from the same genome in response to an environmental cue, a phenomenon known as phenotypic plasticity.
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’.