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Ian Hardy

Associate Professor & Reader in Animal Population Biology, Faculty of Science

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Biography

1991-1995 NERC Post-doctoral Research Fellow & Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences, University of Leiden, the Netherlands

1996 (first part) Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.

1996 (second part) Honorary Research Associate, Department of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. I also taught English part-time during this period at International House, Kraków.

1997-1998 Marie Curie Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Genetics, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

1999 Marie Curie Senior Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Animal Biology and Ecology, University of Granada, Spain.

2000-2001 Senior Research Fellow in Biological Sciences, Ecology Centre, University of Sunderland, U.K.

2001-2005 Lecturer in Animal Population Biology, University of Nottingham, U.K.

2005-2011 Associate Professor in Animal Population Biology, University of Nottingham, U.K.

2011-present Associate Professor and Reader in Animal Population Biology, University of Nottingham, U.K.

Additionally:

2004-present: Warden of Bonington Hall.

Expertise Summary

In my role as Associate Professor & Reader I carry out pure and applied research, maintain international collaborations, run a research group with a wide variety of interests, supervise undergraduate and post-graduate students, teach undergraduate and post-graduate modules in a range of subjects, manage research budgets and carry out editorial and administrative duties.

In my role as Warden I am the Head of Bonington Hall, which is a student hall, currently with up to 729 undergraduate and post-graduate residents. I am responsible for promoting the cultural ethos of the Hall and for student welfare, safety and discipline. To assist me in this I lead a group of 12 Resident Tutors, a Deputy Warden and a Warden's Secretary. I manage social and infrastructural budgets, chair committees within the Hall and liaise closely with Hall Catering and Accommodation management (which are two separate private companies) and with the resident students. I also represent the Hall to relevant academic departments and to the University as a whole. I am the host of around six large banquets each year.

Teaching Summary

I teach Ecology, Population Biology, Entomology, Statistics and Field Studies modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students

I supervise undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate research on a wide range of topics

Research Summary

Research Interests Summary: Animal Behaviour and Evolutionary Ecology: contest behaviour, social evolution, sex ratio, mating systems and mating behaviour, clutch size. Population & Community… read more

Recent Publications

Journals:

Consulting Editor for the journal Animal Behaviour (1999-2001).

Editorial Board member for Biological Control (2006-present)

Editorial Board members for Biocontrol, Science & Technology (2007-present)

Associate Editor of Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2009-present)

Associate Editor of Journal of Animal Ecology (2009- present)

Books:

Editor of 'Sex ratios: Concepts and Research Methods'. Cambridge University Press, 2002

Co-Editor (with M. Briffa) of 'Animal Contests', Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Current Research

Research Interests Summary: Animal Behaviour and Evolutionary Ecology: contest behaviour, social evolution, sex ratio, mating systems and mating behaviour, clutch size. Population & Community Ecology: interspecific interactions, mechanisms promoting species diversity: spatial aggregation, parasitism. Basic and Applied Entomology: biology of polyembryonic parasitoids, bethylid wasps, biological control. Methodology: statistical analysis using Generalized Linear Modelling, Chemical analysis (Real-time tracking of volatile release, surface hydrocarbon analysis, metabolomics). Research organisms: Many species of parasitoid wasps, African raptors, Humans.

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University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

telephone: +44 (0) 115 9516400
email: biosciences-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk

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