Jessica Knapp

Research supervision

Professor Juliet Osborne

Dr Frank Van Veen

Jess engaging in fieldword. Credit: Daphne Wong.

Jess Knapp


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


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


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