Callum Macgregor

PhD Candidate, Newcastle University

I am a PhD candidate working on the effects of light pollution on moths and their pollination interactions with plants. As an undergraduate, I previously studied the factors influencing the distribution of the Striped Lychnis, a rare species of British moth. I've been an enthusiastic moth-trapper, bird-watcher and naturalist for a number of years.

I receive funding from the Natural Environment Research Council and Butterfly Conservation, and am affiliated with Newcastle University, the University of Hull and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.


  • –present
    PhD student in Biology, Newcastle University


  • 2013 
    University of Oxford, BA Biological Sciences


  • 2016
    The dark side of street lighting: impacts on moths and evidence for the disruption of nocturnal pollen transport, Global Change Biology
  • 2014
    Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: a review, Ecological Entomology