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Ben Phillips

Research supervision
Professor Juliet Osborne

Professor Kevin Gaston

Professor James Bullock (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford)

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Benjamin Phillips


I am a PhD student within the Bioscience department, working under the supervision of Professor Juliet Osborne and Professor Kevin Gaston. My current research is exploring the biodiversity that hedgerows and road verges support, and the benefits that this biodiversity provides in terms of ecosystem services. I am working in partnership with the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) unit to identify best management of hedgerows and road verges, in terms of conservation of both biodiversity and natural capital.

My previous research has focused on pollinator community ecology, specifically pollination service provision to crops and impacts of climate change. I have also been involved in projects across broad disciplines within the ESI whilst working in the role of Research Impact Coordinator, and I’m particularly interested in identifying areas for cross-discipline collaboration in my own research.

Research interests

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Insect pollinators


2017 MSc by Research in Biological Sciences (University of Exeter)
2013 BSc Biology (University of Bristol)



2017 Research Impact Coordinator, ESI, University of Exeter