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School of the Biological Sciences


University Lecturer in Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology

Lynn Dicks studies insect conservation, biodiversity in agricultural landscapes and high quality evidence synthesis. Learn more


Research Areas

Biodiversity conservation
Sustainable agriculture
Ecosystem services
Wild pollinators
Evidence-based conservation                  


Field sampling of insects and birds: transect walks, pan traps, sticky traps, pitfall traps, point counts
Participatory methods involving stakeholders in codesign (especially farmers, conservation NGOs)
Expert elicitation techqniues e.g. Delphi
Minion sequencing for species identification in mixed samples
Exclusion experiments
Remote sensing (habitat analysis from satellite, aerial and drone imagery)
Passive acoustic monitoring using Audiomoths

Areas for Collaboration

DNA metagenomics
Environmental DNA                                                      

Research Theme