Responding to Anthropogenic Change
Evolution of Social Insects
Organisms are impacted by a suite of environmental stressors, ranging from climate change, to noise, light, electricity and chemicals produced by human activities.
Understanding how organisms respond to stressors, both natural and man-made, is key to developing evidence-based interventions that will protect and enhance biodiversity. We have fundamental expertise in understanding how and why animals use different forms of information within their environment. We also have key expertise in determining how stressors impact organisms at the population level, and how it leads to changes in biodiverse communities. We use and develop state-of-theart approaches to understanding the biological basis of how stressors affect biodiversity in aquatic and terrestrial environments, using newly engineered technologies to measure responses in natural and experimental situations. We embrace data-centric approaches with the aim of developing practical solutions to global issues.