We are researching the impact of environmental change on freshwater systems, over various time frames, by following changes in insect diversity and abundance (especially Chironomidae).
We are also investigating the cryptic diversity found in green lacewings.
What are chironomids and why are they so special? Find out how these midges are ideal environmental indicators.
We are studying Holocene chironomid and diatom assemblages in Russia in order to identify the drivers of global climate change.
Learn about our current projects investigating freshwater systems here in the UK.
This project investigates how the frequent huge emergence of adult chironomids from saline lakes supports terrestrial food webs.
Find out about how the unusual songs produced by these insects and how they are revealing their evolutionary secrets.
Research entomologist focusing on freshwater insect diversity and abundance as an indicator of annual, decadal and millenial environmental change.
The Holocene is a geological epoch that began at the end of the Pleistocene (around 12,000 to 11,500 ago) and continues to the present. It is often studied as the Holocene includes the growth and impact of humans.