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Mr Donald A'Bear 

 I studied for my degree in Biology at Cardiff University between 2006 and 2009. My interest in scientific research was initiated by the Second Year field course and Final Year Research Project. The field course took me to Borneo, where I did a project on small mammal diversity in riparian and seasonally-inundated secondary tropical rainforest. My Final Year Project investigated the effects of oribatid mites on the mycelial growth of decomposer basidiomycete fungi. In 2010 I began my PhD on the impacts of climate change on decomposer fungus–invertebrate interactions and ecosystem processes.

I have refereed manuscripts for Global Change Biology, Functional Ecology, Ecological Entomology, Journal of Animal Ecology and Agricultural and Forest Entomology.