The genomics of haplo-diploid pollinators
Dr R Hammond, Dr E Mallon
5 May 2019
Eighty four percent of the crops cultivated in Europe and 70% of crops worldwide are dependent on pollination by insects, particularly the Hymenoptera – the bees, ants and wasps.
Cuckoo bees as sentinels for pollinator decline (DICKSLU19SF)
Dr L Dicks
31 May 2019
This PhD project will test whether cuckoo bees can be used as sentinels, to identify areas where wild bee pollinators are in trouble and provide an early warning system for ‘unhealthy’ agricultural ecosystems.
Evolutionary ecology of bumble bees and their parasites
Prof M Brown
Applications accepted all year round
Research in my group addresses questions about the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite associations, using bumble bees as hosts and their natural complement of parasites.