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Dr Andres Arce

Lecturer in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science

Andres is interested in the ecology and evolution of adaptation to harmful or stressful environments, largely using social insects as model organisms. His recent research focuses on the effects of anthropogenic changes on wild pollinator communities, primarily on British bumblebees. Andres uses two angles of investigation; (i) experimental work to measure the direct effects of stressors, such as pesticides, on life history traits, and (ii) investigating how historical changes at a landscape level can influence bee populations, using historical records, and the analysis of museum collections using morphological measurements and genomic techniques.

Outside of research Andres is currently teaching on four undergraduate modules on the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation course and works closely with the European Food Safety Authorisation.