Research Associate, Community Ecology, University of Oxford

I am an invertebrate ecologist and agricultural conservation biologist, with a particular interest in researching sustainable agricultural practices which maintain optimal invertebrate biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. I am interested in the underlying ecological processes that define insect communities. In particular, current research focuses on the impact of human-led perturbations on ecosystem services provided by dung beetles.

I believe that the application of theoretical research is key in bridging the gap between science and practice. I therefore set up Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm in 2013 as a research and education farm, based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. I am passionate about communicating my research to a wider audience and so work television as a presenter in my spare time!

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate, Community Ecology, University of Oxford