Kelly is an entomologist working on the design of cropping systems and landscapes to reconcile crop and livestock production with biodiversity and ecosystem services. She has a particular interest in the functional biodiversity of carabid and dung beetles, and working with farmers to apply her research. Kelly completed her PhD on the modelling of carabid beetle distributions in farm landscapes towards effective natural-enemy pest control. She has an MRes in Global Food Security and Development, and a BSc(H) in Environmental Conservation. She has expertise in agricultural entomology, forestry, agricultural systems, and communications.
Join us on a tour of dung pats hunting for dung beetles. Dung beetles are vitally important insects improving the quality and structure of soil, cleaning pastures, reduce parasite burdens in livestock and providing a variety of other crucial services. Changes to agricultural practices and intensification have had significant impacts on them; particularly wormer use […]
A session describing why and how to monitor beneficial beetles on farms. This will focus on carabid beetles that eat crop pests and weed seeds, and the farm measures that can encourage abundance and diversity of species in different systems. Attendees will learn why and how to trap beneficial beetles on their farms, and there […]