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Beckerman Lab
Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield

We work on the role of foraging behaviour in the structure and complexity of food webs, the ecology and evolution of phenotypic plasticity,  and parrot conservation. We use Daphnia, Algae, Computers and Parrots in our work. Below you can find links to our research. 

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LAB NEWS (New Papers, New Staff, PhD Successes and More)

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Predation & Plasiticty 

We study the local adaptation of plasticity in real ponds and in daphnia and algae. We explore the genes that underpin plasticity and local adaptation. We work with predators and with metals. We work in algae biotechnology too.

Food Webs

We explore the structure, complexity and dynamics of food webs. We use optimal foraging theory to define the rules linking predators and prey. This is network biology.
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Parrots & Conservation

We study the demography of parrots. We link this to socioeconomic constraints and trade-offs in conservation management. We build models.
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R4All

We work with R. Owen Petchey, Dylan Childs and Natalie Cooper to write books and teach courses about using R. R is good.
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News From The Lab

• Dörrthe Becker winds prestigous Marie Curie IRF to join the lab again working on Daphnia evolutionary biology and asexuality.

• Shlair Sadeq successfully defended her PhD on metal mixtures and predation in daphnia on Tuesday the 12 Feb 2019.

Benno Simmons is set to join the lab as PDRA on the NERC grant: "Towards a general theory of ecological impacts of multiple, simultaneous stressors. (Food Webs!).

• Penelope Blythe joins the lab as an RA on the NERC grant: "Towards a general theory of ecological impacts of multiple, simultaneous stressors. (Food Webs!).

• August 2018 - Ecology (ESA) paper accepted by Tom Clegg (MBiolSci) and Mohammad Ali (PhD): "The Impact of Intraspecific Variation on Food Web Structure"


ADDRESS
Dr. Andrew Beckerman
Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK

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