Dr Grace Twiston-Davies
Associate Research Fellow
Environment and Sustainability Institute desk 98, 2.03
Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
I am interested in the ecology of plants, insects and landscapes and research that that can inform conservation, policy and land management. I am especially passionate about research that aims to make the most of our landscapes for nature and for people. I have previously studied the landscape-scale wild flower meadow restoration at the Stonehenge World Heritage Site and the benefits of agi-environment schemes for biodiversity.
I am now a member of Professor Juliet Osborne's research group on the BBSRC funded project studying bumblebee population success in agricultural landscapes. Along with the other members of the research team, I am investigating bumblebee colony survival in relation to the landscape and available pollen and nectar sources using field experiments and computer simulations. The aim of this work is to provide robust scientific evidence in order to make land management and policy recommendations for healthy and sustainable agro-ecosystems. I am also in the Environment and Sustainability Institute.
Broad research specialisms:
Landscape ecology; Agricultural ecosystems; Insect conservation and biodiversity; Plant-insect interactions
I am a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute.
2014 PhD in Biological Sciences (University of Reading)
2009 MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (Imperial College London)
2008 BSc in Environmental Resource Management (Plymouth University)