RESEARCH AT THE BUG FARM

The Bug Farm is first and foremost a scientific research centre. Under the co-supervision of Dr Sarah Beynon and a university partner, scientists and students carry out world-class, cutting-edge research, largely on farmland biodiversity, ecosystem services provided by wildlife and the future of sustainable food production.

We provide fieldwork sites, laboratory space and co-supervision of undergraduate, MSc and PhD/DPhil students. Whilst we are not an academic institution, we deliver collaborative projects working alongside top international universities.

 



CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

We have an exciting programme of research running here at The Bug Farm. We currently have two PhD students and numerous volunteers working with us. At the moment, we are working alongside the University of Oxford, Aberystwyth University, Harper Adams University and Swansea University. 

Projects underway include:


RE-VALUING INSECT POLLINATORS - THE CROSS POLLINATION NETWORK PROJECT
INVERTEBRATE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION IN AN AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE

SOY BEAN CROPPING PRACTICES: EFFECTS ON SOIL STRUCTURE, BIOLOGY & LITTER DECOMPOSITION


FACTORS AFFECTING ECOSYSTEM SERVICE PROVISION BY DUNG ASSOCIATED INVERTEBRATES


GENETIC STUDY - CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT




WANT TO WORK WITH US?

If you are a student or a University academic and would like to work with us on a research project, then do get in touch. We are happy to discuss student project ideas and have a long list of research questions that we want answered! We are currently developing our researcher accommodation, but we can already offer very basic accommodation on-site.