Dr Hefin Jones
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75357
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
My research interests are broad, and encompass population and community ecology, climate change and biodiversity. They centre on three main areas: soil biodiversity, concentrating on the interactions between below-ground and above-ground herbivory, the relationship between soil biota diversity and ecosystem processes, and, more recently, interactions between soil organisms; host-parasitoid and insect-plant-natural enemy interactions, mainly concentrating on the interacting insects’ behaviour and relating this to their population and community dynamics; and thirdly, the consequences of climate change on these interspecific interactions. While most of my research has concentrated on terrestrial ecosystems I have recently broadened my interest to include freshwater ecosystems also.