I am a graduate of Swansea, Imperial College and London with an interest in ecology, particularly of insects and birds in natural and man-made environments, including tropical and arid zone specialists. I have lived and worked in the UK, Lesotho, Mexico and United Arab Emirates and currently work at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. My previous research and academic posts have been at universities and government research organisations including Natural Resources Institute, Food and Environment Research Authority, University of West of Scotland, Lancaster University, Oxford Brookes University, National University of Lesotho, CINVESTAV Irapuato.
I am interested in using ecology to find sustainable solutions to the challenges posed by invertebrate pests, and to better manage endangered species.
Current projects include the application of stable isotopes and elemental profiling as intrinsic markers to remotely track dispersal of insects and other organisms, including using such markers to follow foods chains and to determine provenance or geographic origin. As well as the tropical ecology of Mexico, particularly big cats, carbon capture and evaluating the ecological role of secondary forest, including its conservation value.