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Dr Sarah Donovan

Dr Sarah Donovan

Research Development Manager


 01392 725837

 Innovation Centre 


Innovation Centre,  University of Exeter,  Rennes Drive,  Exeter,  EX4 4RN, UK



BSc (Hons), upper second in Biosciences (University of Exeter)

PhD in Termite ecology (Natural History Museum/Queen Mary & Westfield College)

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Journal articles

Blackshaw RP, Donovan SE, Hazarika S, Bol R, Dixon ER (2007). Earthworm responses to long term agricultural management practices: Spatial relationships with soil properties. European Journal of Soil Biology, 43(SUPPL. 1). Abstract.
Donovan SE, Griffiths GJK, Homathevi R, Winder L (2007). The spatial pattern of soil-dwelling termites in primary and logged forest in Sabah, Malaysia. Ecological Entomology, 32(1), 1-10. Abstract.
Motala SM, Krell F-T, Mungroo Y, Donovan SE (2007). The terrestrial arthropods of Mauritius: a neglected conservation target. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 16(10), 2867-2881.  Author URL.
Donovan SE, Hall MJR, Turner BD, Moncrieff CB (2006). Larval growth rates of the blowfly, Calliphora vicina, over a range of temperatures. Med Vet Entomol, 20(1), 106-114. Abstract.  Author URL.
Donovan SE, Purdy KJ, Kane MD, Eggleton P (2004). Comparison of Euryarchaea strains in the guts and food-soil of the soil-feeding termite Cubitermes fungifaber across different soil types. Appl Environ Microbiol, 70(7), 3884-3892. Abstract.  Author URL.
Donovan SE (2002). A morphological study of the enteric valves of the Afrotropical Apicotermitinae (Isoptera: Termitidae). Journal of Natural History, 36(15), 1823-1840. Abstract.
Donovan SE, Eggleton P, Martin A (2002). Species composition of termites of the Nyika plateau forests, northern Malawi, over an altitudinal gradient. African Journal of Ecology, 40(4), 379-385. Abstract.
Donovan SE, Eggleton P, Bignell DE (2001). Gut content analysis and a new feeding group classification of termites. Ecological Entomology, 26(4), 356-366. Abstract.
Donovan SE, Eggleton P, Dubbin WE, Batchelder M, Dibog L (2001). The effect of a soil-feeding termite, Cubitermes fungifaber (Isoptera: Termitidae) on soil properties: Termites may be an important source of soil microhabitat heterogeneity in tropical forests. Pedobiologia, 45(1), 1-11. Abstract.
Donovan SE, Jones DT, Sands WA, Eggleton P (2000). Morphological phylogenetics of termites (Isoptera). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 70(3), 467-513. Abstract.

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