Will Langdon

  • email william.langdon@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Funded by the NERC Environmental Research doctoral training programme

Supervised by Owen Lewis and Richard Fox (Butterfly Conservation)

Research Interests

I am interested in how organisms (in particular insects) respond to environmental change. For my DPhil, I intend to investigate the mechanisms by which atmospheric nitrogen deposition affects insect herbivores, and how these effects scale up to shape insect communities and interact with other aspects of global change.

Previously, I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2019 with a degree in Biology. Here, my undergraduate research project focused on the responses of the threatened Adonis Blue butterfly to climate change. Butterflies and moths are a particular passion of mine, and I also spent summers in Sweden and Hungary helping with research on European butterflies. My undergraduate project was completed in partnership with Butterfly Conservation (with whom I am also a regular volunteer).