Jessica Knapp

Research supervision

Professor Juliet Osborne

Dr Frank Van Veen

Jess Knapp

Profile

I am a PhD student within the Bioscience department working under the supervision of Professor Juliet Osborne. My project aims to gain a greater understanding of the pollination requirements of cucurbit crops to sustainably improve the quality and quantity of fruits. My research is collaborative with Riviera Produce, a vegetable growing company in Cornwall

I also have an interest in public engagement and coordinate our research group’s blog.

Research interests

  • Conservation of species and habitats
  • Ecosystem services
  • Biogeography

Qualifications

2012 MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation (University of East Anglia)
2011 BSc Geography with Ecology (University of Sussex)

Career

2014 Research Support and Communications Officer, ESI, University of Exeter