Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Sussex

Robert Fowler has investigated the impact that varying levels of urbanisation have on the wild bee fauna of the UK and the effect this has on the pollination service they provide. Through integrating a species and functional diversity perspective with cost/reward foraging ratios and seed set analysis at a landscape scale, he plans to shed light on the potential variation in species diversity and pollination service over a gradient of anthropogenic disturbance.

Research interests:

Pollination Ecology
Hymenoptera
Urban Ecology
Chemical Ecology
Ecology and Biogeography

He has also got involved in: Sound and visual surveying of Cetacean’s with DELPHIS off the coast of Ischia, Italy, water vole, Water Shrew and Otter Surveys with Mammal Society and University of Brighton, helping to survey potential habitat and raise public awareness of wild pollinators (mainly bumblebees) in Kent, associated with the Short-haired bumblebee (Bombus subterraneus) reintroduction.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Sussex