The parasitoid wasp Trioxys acalephae laying an egg in a black bean aphid, Aphis fabae. Photo Dirk Sanders.

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

Profile

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. Much of my work has focussed on fundamental processes using temperate arthropod communities as model systems. More recently I have also increasingly started to apply this to issues such as biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture and the impact of climate change on exploited ecological resources, with diverse study systems in the UK, New Zealand, Africa and Indonesia.

Qualifications

1999 PhD (Imperial College London)
1994 MSc (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Career

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

 

Contact details


Email
Tel+44 (0) 1326 255974
AddressThe Farmhouse
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Cornwall
TR10 9FE, UK
OfficeG09

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