Dr Dave Hodgson giving a pre-fieldtrip briefing

Dr Dave Hodgson giving a pre-fieldtrip briefing

Dr Dave Hodgson
Associate Professor of Ecology/Director of Education


I am a quantitative ecologist, with a research focus in two fields. I study the maintenance of phenotypic variation in natural systems, such as viruses in insects, antiherbivore metabolites in plants, and niche specialists in bacterial microcosms. I also study the robustness of empirical models of population and community dynamics, with application to strategies of conservation management and the exploitation of natural resources. My goal is to lend ecology a predictive framework, and to help explain (and conserve) biodiversity.

I am a member of the Ecology and Conservation research group. I am Honorary Secretary of the British Ecological Society. I am Admissions Tutor for Biosciences in Cornwall.


1998 PhD (Imperial - Silwood Park)
1993 BSc (Massey University, NZ)


2009-present Senior Lecturer in Ecology, University of Exeter
2002-2009 Lecturer in Ecology, University of Exeter
2001-2002 GM risk assessment. CEH Oxford
1998-2001 Genotypic variation in baculoviruses. CEH Oxford

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 371829
Fax+44 (0) 1326 371829
BuildingDaphne du Maurier
AddressDaphne du Maurier
Centre for Ecology and Conservation
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter, Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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