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: Climate change impacts on UK apple production and quality
Prof R Ellis, Prof P Hadley, Dr M Ordidge, Mr T Biddlecombe
25 January 2019
Future food and nutritional security requires sustainable food production systems in future, different climates. Perennial crops such as top fruit (apples, pears, plums, cherries, etc) are more sustainable than annual crops.
Predicting African insect crop pests in real-time
Dr S White, Dr C Cobbold, Dr P Gonzalez-Moreno, Dr S Murphy
18 January 2019
Crop pests are of serious and growing concern throughout Africa, causing significant economic and dietary impacts on humans and livestock.
Grassland parasites and community dynamics under climate warming
Prof E Morgan, Dr L Lancaster
31 January 2019
This project will be supervised by Professor Eric Morgan of Queen’s University School of Biological Sciences, Dr Lesley Lancaster of University of Aberdeen School of Biological Sciences, and Dr Thomas Fleming of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute.
Floral utopia for urban pollinators - NERC GW4+ DTP
Prof J Memmott
7 January 2019
Pollinators are declining worldwide, and a lack of floral resources is high on the list of likely causes. While there are many pollinator-friendly planting mixes for use in urban and rural areas, most are based on expert knowledge rather than a rigorous evidence base.