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Professor Kate Parr PhD

Professor of Tropical Ecology Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    I am a community ecologist with a particular interest in understanding how tropical grassy systems are structured, how they function and the best way to conserve them. Much of my work, and that of my research group, focuses on invertebrates - particularly social insects.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Decision support for restoring ecological networks in rapidly developing, biodiverse countries

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    November 2017 - April 2019

    Community assembly in old-growth tropical forest

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    January 2018 - December 2021

    Investigating dominant herbivores in the Serengeti: the role of fire and the wildebeest migration

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (USA)

    May 2016 - August 2017

    Evaluating the safety and nutritional quality of a novel insect based food product in Benin

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    May 2017 - April 2019

    Unearthing The Role of Animals in African Soil Ecology

    ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

    January 2016 - September 2021

    A global-scale analysis of functional traits in the face of global change

    AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (AUSTRALIA)

    January 2011 - January 2017

    Exploring the Reassembly of Savanna Ant Communities Following Experiment Suppression

    BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (UK)

    December 2013 - December 2014

    Biodiversity and Land-Use Impacts on Tropical Ecosystem Function (Bali)

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

    October 2013 - December 2018