Tropical Ecology and Entomology Research Group

The Tropical Ecology and Entomology Research Group is lead by Martin Speight and is dedicated to studying all aspects of community ecology. Present and past members have worked on various projects in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Caribbean and Europe. Current members are Read Full Storyinvolved in a wide range of projects including...

About Martin...

Martin Speight was born in Manchester, UK in 1951. He was awarded a BSc in Zoology with Marine Zoology, Bangor, University of Wales in 1972. He was awarded his DPhil in Agricultural Entomology at the University of York, 1975. He arrived in Oxford in 1975 as a departmental demonstrator in Agricultural & Forest Science and became university lecturer in applied entomology in 1978..At same time, was appointed as Tutorial Fellow in Biological Sciences at St. Anne's College and has acted as Tutor for Admissions, Vice-Principal and Acting Principal over the years. In 2000, he was promoted to a Readership in Zoology, and he is also currently Director of Undergraduate teaching in Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford.   

Research

The group is a multi-disciplinary team, and we are always keen to aquire additional skills to compliment our team. Other departmental research groups, notably the Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology (birds), and Wildcru (mammals) have excellent field ecology teams, and the tropical ecology and entomology group compliments them by covering most other animal groups in environments ranging from tropical rainforests to semi-arid sahel zones and coral reefs. Our members have expertise in the following disciplines....