The parasitoid wasp Trioxys acalephae laying an egg in a black bean aphid, Aphis fabae. Photo Dirk Sanders.
Dr Frank Van Veen
Associate Professor of Ecology & Conservation
I am an ecologist with a particular interest in the processes that determine the structure and dynamics of networks of interacting species (food webs). By gaining a mechanistic understanding of these complex ecological systems I hope to be able to make predictions on how they, and the services they provide, will respond to environmental change. I am a member of the Ecology and Conservation research group and the Climate Change and Sustainable Futures research theme.
1999 PhD (Imperial College London)
1994 MSc (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
2016 - Present Associate Professor of Ecology & Conservation, University of Exeter
2009-2015 Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Biology, University of Exeter
2006-2009 Research Fellow, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park
2005-2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park
2000-2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Imperial College London, Silwood Park
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