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 Ben Phillips

Ben Phillips

PhD student

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 Environment and Sustainability Institute desk 109, 2.16

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

I am a PhD student, working under the supervision of Professor Juliet Osborne, Professor Kevin Gaston and Professor James Bullock.

My current research focuses on roadside verges and hedges, where I am exploring their role in supporting biodiversity conservation and the benefits that they provide to people 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 roadside verges and hedges for these outcomes.

My previous research has included working on climate change, crop pollination and social insect behaviour. 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.

Qualifications

MSc by Research in Biological Sciences, University of Exeter, 2017

BSc (Hons) Biology, University of Bristol, 2013

Research

Research interests

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Insect pollinators

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