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Dr David George

Formerly at Lancaster University

David George

Research overview

My research focuses on the value of biodiversity to agricultural crop, particularly with regard to optimising pollination and pest control as insect-driven Ecosystem Services. I am currently investigating whether flowering field margin seed mixes can be prescribed to stack benefits for the organisms that provide these multiple services, without simultaneously providing resources to flower-feeding pests. This research should enable farmers to make better use of required on-farm conservation measures by allowing them to adopt agri-environment measures that benefit yields whilst meeting conservation targets. For more information see www.ecostac.co.uk.

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