Athena SWAN silver award

Find out more about Athena SWAN in CLES Cornwall.

See how we are working with fishermen, non governmental organisations and national fisheries agency in Peru to promote the conservation of marine biodiversity and sustainable fishing. View full size.

Professor Richard ffrench-Constant looks at whether beetles can help our growing demand for new fuels, medicines and manufacturing techniques. View full size.

Research in the Centre

In the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, our academics work within 3 research groups which best encapsulate their interests and expertise.

We also have a research strength on Biodiversity and Renewable Energy, Human Biological and Cultural Evolution and have established a Wildlife Research Co-Operative.

PhD in Cornwall

The Centre for Ecology and Conservation has a thriving community of PhD students. They work at sites around the UK (from Scotland to Cornwall) and around the world (from South Africa, to Gabon, the Cayman Islands and Cyprus). A diverse range of topics are studied, the breadth of these can be seen by accessing the staff pages on this site. We welcome approaches from interested would-be PhD students throughout the year; although it is usually Easter when we know exactly how many students we will take on each year.

Further information

Please make first contact through Dr Jon Blount or find out more on the Postgraduate Study website.

PhD studentships

If you are interested in studentships being offered, view our PhD funding page for full details.

Seminars in Cornwall

Find out about this term’s seminar series at the Penryn Campus, in Cornwall. The Penryn series programme is organised by Dr Ben Longdon. Please contact Dr Longdon if you are interested in presenting or attending a seminar and would like further information.