Carnegie Trust – The environmental impacts of mechanical beach clearing in Scotland.
University Research Studentship – The environmental impacts of mechanical beach clearing.
University Research Studentship – Mathematical modelling of sexual selection and sexual conflict within a specific empiriical system, the coelopids.
Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology 2006-2010
Editorial Board Member Journal of Animal Ecology 2001-2005
Editorial Board Member Heredity 1998-2003
Consulting Editor of Animal Behaviour 2001-2003
Behavioural and evolutionary ecology, and the conservation of sandy beach ecosysems. In particular I'm interested in the role of sexual conflict in shaping the evolution of mating systems and life histories. Much of my research has used the seaweed flies (Coelopidae) as a model system for studying sexual conflict. I am also interested in the environmental impacts of mechanical beach clearing, particularly on invertebrate populations which are an important food source for shorebirds, and on dune systems and their biodiversity and stability.