Fieldwork in Sulawesi

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019. Posted by Owen Lewis.

Jamal is busy collecting data in Sulawesi, Indonesia (Gorontalo National Park). Here’s a beautiful photo he took of a rainbow above his field site.

Congratulations Hitoshi!

Friday, January 18th, 2019. Posted by Owen Lewis.

Many congratulations to Hitoshi Takano who has passed his viva. His thesis was “A systematic revision of the Afrotropical members of the dung beetle genus Catharsius Hope, 1837 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)”. Thanks to Roger Benson (Earth Sciences) and Dave Bilton (Plymouth) for examining.



A rewilding diary by Emily Warner

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. Posted by Owen Lewis.

Emily has been blogging about her DPhil research project in the Scottish Highlands. You can read her latest blog here.

A rewilding diary by Emily Warner

To save the rainforest we need to work with the palm-oil industry. Jen Lucey in the Guardian.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. Posted by Owen Lewis.

Read Jen Lucey’s article on knowledge exchange and palm oil in the Guardian:



Drs Raine, Viskorpi, Downey and Terry

Friday, January 4th, 2019. Posted by Owen Lewis.

It’s been a busy few weeks in our research group and the end of an era! We are very proud of this brilliant cohort of CERO DPhil students who have now passed their vivas: (left to right) Dr Kristiina Visakorpi, Dr Harriet Downey, Dr Beth Raine and Dr Chris Terry. Many congratulations to all four of them.

Mark Wong at the National Geographic Explorers’ Festival

Thursday, November 15th, 2018. Posted by Owen Lewis.

This week Mark joined twenty-four other National Geographic Explorers in Hong Kong for the Society’s very first Explorers’ Festival in Asia. Through a series of photography, filmmaking and speaking workshops, the Explorers learned to communicate science through compelling storytelling. At the end Mark presented his work on ants to National Geographic’s partners and students from the region. 

Congratulations Dr Chris Terry

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. Posted by Owen Lewis.

Many congratulations to Chris Terry who has passed his DPhil viva. His examiners were Tim Coulson and Samraat Pawal.



Come and join us: recruiting for a 4-year research technician post

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018. Posted by Owen Lewis.

CERO is recruiting to a 4-year research technician post. The successful applicant will work on a project using DNA barcoding and metagenomics to document the food web interactions of the mosquitoes that transmit malaria. More details available here.

Welcome to Dave Hemprich-Bennett

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. Posted by Owen Lewis.

Dave joins us fresh from his PhD at Queen Mary University of London to work on the mosquito food web project. His PhD work used DNA metabarcoding to study the diet and network ecology of insectivorous bats in different habitat types in Malaysian Borneo and to reconstruct trophic networks. This work formed part of the LOMBOK consortium‘s research investigating biodiversity and biogeochemistry in human-modified tropical forests.

To find out more, take a look at Dave’s personal web site or follow him on Twitter.

DPhil thesis submission time

Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Posted by Owen Lewis.

Many congratulations to Hitoshi (pictured), Chris and Harriet who have all submitted their theses during the past month!