Habitat Protection: Given that the majority of habitats we study are either farmed or forested, our primary research aim is to develop long term, sustainable habitat management strategies to ensure the future protection of habitats and their associated invertebrate fauna.

Invertebrate Ecology: We also work on marsh flies (Diptera: Sciomyzidae), hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) and ground beetles (Carabidae) as bioindicator species as well as investigating their ecosystem functions particularly their role as biocontrol agents of invertebrate pests such as pestiferous molluscs. We have a particular interest in the ecology of rare (Carabus clatratus) or protected (Kerry Slug) invertebrate species.

Humans & the Environment: We examine ways in which humans can improve their interaction with the environment in areas such as agriculture, forestry, climate change, health and recreation.