Beth Robinson

Beth Robinson

Research supervision

Professor Kevin Gaston

Dr Rich Inger

Dr Regan Early

Beth Robinson


I am PhD student under the supervision of Professor Kevin J Gaston, Dr Rich Inger and Dr Regan Early.

My research is focused on human-wildlife conflict and the spread of Japanese Knotweed in the UK. Japanese Knotweed is a highly invasive plant that continues to cause widespread economic and environmental problems.

Using an inter-disciplinary approach, combining methods from natural and social sciences, the research explores anthropogenic processes contributing towards plant invasions in human-dominated landscapes, how invasive plants are managed in domestic gardens, the impacts invasive plants can have, and possible long-term sustainable solutions to challenges invasive plants present.

Research interests

  • Conservation Biology
  • Human-Wildlife Conflict
  • Urban Ecology
  • Extinction of Experience
  • Interdisciplinary Research


2012 MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation (University of East Anglia)
2009 BSc Zoology (Durham University)