Southeast Asia, a hotspot for biodiversity, many endemic to the region. However, insects are also facing a number of threats, including habitat loss, climate change, the use of pesticides, as well as the increasing demand for insects (mostly illegally) sourced from the wild.
Island biotas are threatened by habitat loss, anthropogenic pollution and climate change, as well as the effects of introduced species. The Azorean Biodiversity Group conducts several projects to assess the impact of these threats on the invertebrate communities in the Azorean archipelago. Most of the projects focus on the fauna […]
The Glen Finglas Projects is a large-scale and long-term experiment investigating the effects of four different grazing regimes, no grazing, high-stock sheep grazing, low-stock sheep grazing, and low-stock sheep mixed with cattle grazing (+ the occasional deer), on Scottish upland ecosystems. I was involved in the arthropod collection and sorting/identification […]
This was part of my PhD in Scotland. I used the long-term ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) dataset of the UK Environmental Change Network to investigate whether ground beetles start their activity earlier in the spring and cease it later in the autumn over a twenty-year period. A gradual change in […]