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
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