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Conservation Research Institute


Insect Ecology Group

Our research group studies the ecology of insects in their natural habitats – their biodiversity, behaviour and function in ecosystems. Work by several group members is currently focused on understanding patterns of biodiversity, and the roles played by insects in tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia. In this region large areas of forest have now been selectively logged or converted to oil palm plantation, and we also consider how insect communities are affected when natural habitats are changed.