Dr Rosalind Shaw
Environment and Sustainability Institute 2.03
Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
My research focuses on the conservation of species and habitats in human dominated environments, with a particular interest in plant-insect interactions. My research has included the impacts of biodiversity in local and surrounding areas on the ecosystem services provided to farmers, particularly pollination and pest regulation. I have also investigated the impacts of management and connectivity on the biodiversity found in agricultural ditches, an often overlooked habitat. My previous research in Scotland investigated the impacts of human-managed large herbivores on scarce montane willow communities. I am strongly interested in the links between people and the natural environment; and practical strategies that result in positive outcomes for both.
I am currently working on a project with Cornwall Council which aims to improve public areas in urban spaces for biodiversity and for people (www.cornwall.gov.uk/GI4G and www.cornwall.gov.uk/MSN).
Broad research specialisms:
Agricultural ecosystems; Insect conservation and biodiversity; Plant-insect interactions; Pollination; Pest regulation; Urban biodiversity
I am a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute.
2006 PhD Ecology (James Hutton Institute and University of Aberdeen)
2001 BSc Botany and Zoology (University of Reading)