Dr Ian Harvey

Dr Ian Harvey became interested in behavioural ecology when reading the first edition of Krebs & Davies’ seminal behavioural ecology text whilst sheltering from the pouring rain in a tent on the Isle of Mull. As a result of this he completed a PhD on the behavioural ecology of dragonflies and damselflies. His subsequent research has concentrated on insect behavioural ecology, particularly sexual selection in odonates and the foraging behaviour of parasitoids. More recently he has been part of large project investigating the potential impacts of global warming on freshwater ecosystems, where his role has been to provide an invertebrate population biology perspective. He has long experience of teaching behavioural ecology at undergraduate and graduate level and has supervised more than twenty PhD students.