My research interests lie in the field of community ecology, in particular community-level interactions between plants and their pollinators and the study of these relationships using interaction networks.
My current research is focused on plant-pollinator communities in urban areas and how urban habitat management affects insect pollinators. I am currently a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow based in the School of Biological Sciences and the Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol. The aim of the fellowship is to improve the value of UK urban areas for insect pollinators by working with important stakeholder groups including urban land managers, policymakers, conservation practitioners, businesses, academic researchers and the landscape industry.
I am also collaborating with Professor Pat Willmer and Dr Gavin Ballantyne from the University of St Andrews on a NERC-funded project examining the incorporation of individual pollinator effectiveness into networks.