The Rothamsted Insect Survey - National Capability

Lead Research Organisation: Rothamsted Research
Department Name: Unlisted

Abstract

The Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS) is tasked over the long-term to detect changes in whole organism population dynamics. Recently, the remit of the RIS has broadened to detect genotypic changes in pest insects as part of the RIS group's activities to both reduce 'noise' in the RIS forecasts and detect important biotypes harmful to agriculture. The work of the RIS in collaboration with the research into insecticide resistance at Rothamsted (under the Smart Crop Protection strategic programme) aims to identify emerging resistance mechanisms and study their evolution. Rothamsted suction-traps are located worldwide thereby providing a world view of pests for use by researchers enabling internationally-excellent research. The RIS will run a number of tasks that will include: i) Annual forecasts by pest species ii) Virus vector monitoring iii) Daily trapping, alerts & bulletins and newsletters These tasks run alongside a number key activities which underpin the science, which include: i) Trap servicing, sample processing, ID and curation ii) Presentations, technical demos and training iii) Servicing data requests, interpretation and publications.

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Bell J (2017) Aphids as crop pests

 
Description Global warming has advanced the timing insect migration, potentially leading to disruption across trophic levels.

Using our standardised traps for five decades to examine annual counts, we show that declines are either more moderate (moths 31%) or absent (aphids 3%). In some cases, such as social wasps, they continue to be volatile without any clear, overall trend
Exploitation Route These finding are part of a hotly debated topic in both academia and the media. We expect our findings to heavily influence policy, particularly agricultural and non-crop habitats.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

 
Description RIS science activities reduce negative environmental impacts such as a reduction in the prophylactic use of insecticides, the loss of biodiversity and contribute to a greater understanding of biological systems (e.g. trophic-links between viruses and vectors, migration, symbionts and parasitoids etc). The RIS also provides medium and long-term forecasts of phenology, abundance and distributional changes under prevailing weather conditions as well as under climate change scenarios. RIS information on pest threats are communicated to thousands of growers through independent web sites (e.g. AHDB), newsletters, magazines, technical meetings, field demonstration days, and attendance at major agricultural events as well as online via Twitter. The rise of resistance mechanisms within aphid and moth genotypes is understood through the work of the RIS and its collaborators using molecular diagnostics to provide spatio-temporal resistance data and used by the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC), the agro-chemical industry generally and levy boards to track the effectiveness of insecticides. In doing all these activities, the RIS produces more than 100 critical communiqués to levy boards, farmers and industry concerning pest population dynamics and trends per annum. Rothamsted 12.2 m suction-traps have now been located at 129 sites in 17 countries providing a world view of pests for use by researchers enabling internationally-excellent research, thus addressing BBSRC's strategic priority and the cross-government Global Food Security Programme.
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Economic

 
Description 'Net Zero by 2050: An Ecological Policy Response' Bim Afolami MP: Climate Change Conference- Friday 20th September, Rothamsted.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.bimafolami.co.uk/net-zero-by-2050-a-policy-response/
 
Description Climate change and evolutionary adaptation: a policy perspective for conservation, Science for Policy Workshop led by Prof Jane Hill, York, 4th December 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Defra's UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020 report: contributed data to index of relative abundance of priority species assessment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/9265...
 
Description Formal Meeting with Daniel Zeichner MP (Cambridge), Shadow Environment Minister, and Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to discuss Neonicotinoids, Aphid Forecasts and Sugar Beet (8th March)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/neonicotinoid-product-as-seed-treatment-for-sugar-beet-em...
 
Description Insect Decline POSTnote and POSTbrief lauch Tuesday 10th March
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Office of National Statistics (ONS) Semi-natural habitat natural capital accounts, UK: 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/bulletins/seminaturalhabitatnaturalcapitalaccou...
 
Description Rebecca Robertson, POST Fellow, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, wrote a POST note on 'Understanding Insect Decline: Data and Drivers'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Rothamsted Insect Survey Forecasts affected policy decision: emergency authorisation for use of Biscaya (thiacloprid) has been granted
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Emergency approval granted for thiacloprid in beet News03 Apr 2020 Marianne Curtis Farmers Weekly With the worst virus yellows forecast issued by Rothamsted for 50 years, it will come as a relief to sugar beet growers that emergency authorisation for use of Biscaya (thiacloprid) has been granted. This allows for two applications (2 x 0.3l/hectare) to the English sugar beet crop from between April 2 to July 31. Dr Simon Bowen of BBRO says the exceptionally warm temperatures over the winter period has significantly increased the risk of virus in 2020 crops. "Without insecticides, 80 per cent of the crop could have been affected," he said. "It is the second year without neonicotinoid seed treatments. Before these we did have bad years but we had colder winters where the frost would kill aphids. This year aphids have been active right through the winter period. The first migration into crops could occur in the second week of April - it is usually a month later than this. "Until now we thought we would only have one spray of Teppeki but with the emergency authorisation we also have two sprays of Biscaya which is what we effectively had last year. "With just one spray we available we would struggle to control aphids, particularly if they are coming in at such an early stage." When monitoring their crops, growers should look for a threshold of one wingless aphid per four plants before spraying, says Dr Bowen.
URL https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/emergency-approval-granted-for-thiacloprid-in-beet-107439
 
Description Rothamsted Virus Yellows Forecasts: Neonicotinoids
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Our Rothamsted virus yellows forecasting model is being used by the sugar beet industry to advise them on the incidence of virus yellows. The official document states: "The applicant (i.e. BBRO) proposed use of a virus forecasting model to determine whether treatment is needed, setting a threshold for the level of virus infection above which economic impacts would be incurred. If this threshold is not met the seed will not be treated."
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/neonicotinoid-product-as-seed-treatment-for-sugar-beet-em...
 
Description State of Nature 2019 report: UK moth trends from Rothamsted Insect Survey light trap network (1968 to 2016).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://nbn.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/State-of-Nature-2019-UK-full-report.pdf
 
Description https://insectsurvey.com/ - a new visualization tool and data portal to reduce insecticide use, used widely in agricultural systems
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The insectsurvey.com is a visualisation tool and data portal that provides information on 1) Near real time pest threats by cropping system and region to reduce prophylactic use of insecticide and improve timing and intervention of control measures. 2) Biodiversity trends analysis that uses long term data and a new type of modelling to contribute to the debate about insect declines 3) Shortly, we shall issue real-time data that will report on the flow of insect biomass data.
URL https://insectsurvey.com/
 
Description (IPM Decisions) - Stepping-up IPM decision support for crop protection
Amount € 4,998,096 (EUR)
Funding ID 817617 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2019 
End 05/2024
 
Description A Comprehensive Sugar Beet Virus Yellows Model
Amount £218,517 (GBP)
Organisation British Beet Research Organisation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2023
 
Description AHDB Research Grants
Amount £600,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description Aphid News
Amount £151,960 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Colaborative research: Modelling and inference for spatiotemporal climate impacts on complex ecosystems
Amount $426,000 (USD)
Organisation National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2020
 
Description Drivers and Repercussions of UK Insect Declines (DRUID)
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V00686X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2024
 
Description Fast-Tracked Surveillance of the Peach-Potato Aphid: Vector Forecasting, Virus Yellows and Insecticide Resistance
Amount £59,877 (GBP)
Organisation British Beet Research Organisation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Forecasting and monitoring the vectors of virus yellows and their resistance to neonicotinoids
Amount £71,197 (GBP)
Funding ID 17/03 
Organisation British Beet Research Organisation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 04/2018
 
Description Rothamsted Research-CSIRO Linkage Proposal
Amount £3,800 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 08/2020
 
Description SWBIO-DTP Flight-to-light and the decline in British moths
Amount £90,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Exeter 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Smart Armyworm Surveillance (SAS)
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Funding ID OPP1199447 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 11/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Using landscape genomics to improve management of insect pest species
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 1941974 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Title Client-Orientated Data Warehouse for Servicing Data Request 
Description We have created a data warehouse that will service online data requests for all RIS daily data from 1990-2017 - i.e. millions of insect records. Currently, the warehouse exists as a prototype on our intranet and is undergoing extensive testing before release. This warehouse communicates with our database without the intervention of RIS staff, and provides the most comprehensive data to academics, growers and industry. A query can be called which creates a derived catch data file and an associated meta data file. Currently, we are working on the protocols to deliver a file to the client and should release the first version online in 2021 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The impact could be profound in that we expect the warehouse to ease pressure on Rothamsted Insect Survey staff who have provided data to clients in the past. We also expect that data from the RIS will increase in use, given the simplicity of deriving data in an automated way. 
 
Title A New Comprehensive Virus Yellows Model to Inform Defra/Health & Safety Executive's Sugar Beet Derogation 
Description The statistical model, driven by Rothamsted Insect Survey's long term aphid data, predicted that 8.37 % of the national sugar beet area will be affected by virus yellows by the end of August 2021. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The statistical model was used to inform the decision not to apply Cruiser SB (a neonicotinoid) to Sugar Beet Seed for the 2021 Crop. The model showed that with February temperatures fluctuating from very cold to unseasonably warm conditions, especially during the last three weeks of the month, the 9% trigger threshold, cited in the derogation for the use of Cruiser SB, was not met. This has profound implications for future agriculture because it sets the bar for the way in which forecasts can be used by regulatory bodies. The forecast had national impact 
URL https://bbro.co.uk/media/50468/21-advisory-bulletin-no-2.pdf
 
Title Data from: Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes 
Description Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms files and phylogonetic trees of S. miscanthi samples collected in China and S. avenae from the UK used to study the population genetics analyses of these species. These are: China_samples_vcf.zip: dataset of SNPs from S. miscanthi sampled in 10 populations of China obtained using FreeBayes (in vcf format). China_samples_vcf_filtered.zip: SNPs from S. miscanthi after filtering the file China_samples_vcf.zip using vcftools (max-missing 0.75, minDP 3, mac 3, minQ 30, remove-indels, thin 2000, max-missing 0.9, thin 5000). This file was used in all population genetic analyses of the Chinese populations in the paper, transforming to the appropriate formats. China_samples_SNPs.fas: fasta file of phased SNPs used to estimate the phylogeny of S. miscanthi haplotypes using RAxML. China_RAxML_phylogeny_newick.tre: RAxML phylogenetic tree in newick format obtained with China_samples_SNPs.fas. England_samples_vcf.zip: dataset of SNPs from S. avenae sampled in 12 populations of England obtained using FreeBayes (in vcf format). England_samples_vcf_filtered.zip: SNPs from S. avenae after filtering the file England_samples_vcf.zip using vcftools (max-missing 0.5, mac 3, minQ 30, minDP 3, max-missing 0.5, exclude individuals with 50% missing data, max-missing 0.75, remove-indels, thin 2000). This file was used in all population genetic analyses of the English populations in the paper, transforming the vcf to the corresponding formats. England_samples_SNPs.fas: fasta file of phased SNPs. England_samples_SNPs_polymorphic.fas: fasta file of phased SNPs used in the phylogenetic reconstruction of S. avenae haplotypes using RAxML. This file is the same as England_samples_SNPs.fas after removing sites which were not polymorphic (e.g. a site that contains N and T in different samples is not considered polymorphic for RAxML and has to be removed) England_RAxML_phylogeny_newick.tre: RAxML phylogenetic tree in newick format obtained with England_samples_SNPs_polymorphic.fas. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL http://datadryad.org/stash/dataset/doi:10.5061/dryad.k0p2ngf5x
 
Title Insect Survey Data Requests 
Description The Rothamsted Insect Survey's long-term data are of unquestionable importance providing information on aphids, larger moths and many other migrating insects to academia, growers, conservation organisations and individuals. As such these data have a wide range of fundamental and applied uses. As of 2016, we now record and track RIS data. In the last 12 months, 11,006,109 records have been sent to 15 recipients from UK, and USA. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Researchers have data from which to do their research. Outputs are many including independent talks, papers and support for responsive mode grants by applicants. 
 
Title Insect Survey Data Requests 
Description The Rothamsted Insect Survey's long-term data are of unquestionable importance providing information on aphids, larger moths and many other migrating insects to academia, growers, conservation organisations and individuals. As such these data have a wide range of fundamental and applied uses. As of 2016, we now record and track RIS data. In the last 12 months, 6,757,769 records have been sent to 17 recipients from UK, France and Germany. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Researchers have data from which to do their research. Outputs are many including independent talks, papers and support for responsive mode grants by applicants 
 
Title Moth trends for Britain and Ireland from the Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap network (1968 to 2016) 
Description The dataset contains abundance trends for 432 species of moths (mostly macro-moths) estimated using the data collected by Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS) from their light-trap network between the years 1968 and 2016. The trends were calculated using a Generalized Abundance Index (GAI) model. The trends are presented as year coefficients from the statistical model, Annual Growth Rates (AGR), and the total percentage changes over the time series for each species. For each trend metric 95% and 90% confidence intervals are provided. Two versions of the trends are presented: one using data from all traps in the Britain & Ireland over the period of 1968-2016 and a second dataset restricted to traps in Great Britain over the period of 1970-2016. The research was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) under research programme NE/N018125/1LTS-M ASSIST - Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems. The Rothamsted Insect Survey, a National Capability, is funded by the BBSRC under the Core Capability Grant BBS/E/C/000J0200. The research builds upon model development supported by NERC award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/0a7d65e8-8bc8-46e5-ab72-ee64ed851583
 
Title Rothamsted Insect Survey Data requests (April 2020-Mar 21) 
Description The Rothamsted Insect Survey's long-term data are of unquestionable importance providing information on aphids, larger moths and many other migrating insects to academia, growers, conservation organisations and individuals. As such these data have a wide range of fundamental and applied uses. As of 2016, we now record and track RIS data that we send to clients. In the last 12 months, 16,911,142 records have been sent to 15 recipients from UK, and USA. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Researchers have data from which to do their research. For example, in 2020 two notable publications were Van Klink et al. (2020) Meta-analysis reveals declines in terrestrial but increases in freshwater insect abundances. Science 368, 417-420. Ghosh, S., Sheppard, L.W., Holder, M.T., Loecke, T.D., Reid, P.C., Bever, J.D., Reuman, D.C., (2020) Copulas and their potential for ecology. Advances in Ecological Research 62, 409-468. Other outputs include independent talks and support for responsive mode grants by applicants. 
 
Title UK moth trends from Rothamsted Insect Survey light-trap network (1968 to 2016) 
Description The dataset contains national trends for 432 species of moths (mostly macro-moths) estimated using the moth data collected by Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS) from their national light-trap network between the years 1968 and 2016. The trends were calculated using a Generalised Abundance Index (GAI) model. The trends are presented as year coefficients from the statistical model, Annual Growth Rates (AGR), and the total percentage changes over the whole time series. For each trend metric 95% and 90% confidence intervals are also provided. The dataset additionally contains a related set of trends produced specifically for the Atlas of Britain & Ireland's Larger Moths which used a restricted subset of the data from UK analysis, specifically only using data from traps in Great Britain and only data from 1970 and 2016. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description CSIRO-Rothamsted/PBRI workshop: Tracking and forecasting of pest and pathogen movements 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We visited CSIRO, Brisbane to discuss the following: 1. Learning and networking o Technical updates/state of research o Ideas for extending current research/knowledge gaps o Increased international collaboration/new insights and perspectives o Understanding of 'migration' - what it means exactly and how it relates to existing research at different scales o Insights into how monitoring of migratory insects could be done more efficiently 2. How technologies could be integrated o Insights into how data and models can be better linked o Insights into how field ecology could be integrated with new techniques like genetics o Synergies between methods and new perspectives on how integration could work in practice: combined, could some methods be more powerful? 3. Applications/possible collaborations o Opportunities for radar and lidar to monitor moths and other insects in Australia o Idendification of applied questions/stakeholder needs/real-world relevance o Priorities and pathways for exotics o Need more research to support on-ground action o Fall Army Worm o Overlap across disciplines (e.g. ocean current research) o Role for isotopes in post-border incursions
Collaborator Contribution CSIRO organised the meeting at The Ecoprecinct, Brisbane 24-28th Feb 2020. In attendance was several industry partners and levy boards
Impact We will organise a hackathon in July 2020 with RRes and CSIRO scientists to provide insight into new modelling techniques that could be used to improve biosecurity
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cosmonio, Image identification app development 
Organisation Cosmonio
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution - Identifying 20 relevant crop pests of maize - Collecting and validating images of those pests to train the algorithm - Identifying test users and training them in the use of the app - Providing user feedback and advising on software updates
Collaborator Contribution - Updating existing image identification algorithm to include African crop species - Integration of algorithm into a new app specifically for maize in Africa, and releasing this on google play store - Software updates and development of new features as required/ specified by project team
Impact Library of >2,000 validated images used to train the algorithm Beta version of the app which can be downloaded from Google Play Store and used to identify crop pests of maize. Initial testing with a group of 20 - 30 users, and subsequent list of development improvements
Start Year 2018
 
Description Culicoides work with Pirbright Institute 
Organisation The Pirbright Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of data, samples & expertise
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of data
Impact Two research papers to date on seasonal dynamics of Culicoides in Journal of Applied Ecology and Parasites & Vectors. A third paper on long-term population dynamics in prep.
 
Description Dan Reuman Lab providing data and expertise to test got 
Organisation University of Kansas
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing data and expertise to test for spatial synchrony in insect pests.
Collaborator Contribution Mathematical expertise
Impact D.C. Reuman*, L. Zhao, L.W. Sheppard, P.C. Reid, J.E. Cohen*. 2017. Synchrony affects Taylor's law in theory and data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, 6788-6793. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1703593114 Use of Data (see below in methods) The Rothamsted Insect Survey runs a network of suction traps that sample flying aphids. Daily aphid counts are collected throughout the flight season for many species at multiple locations. Data were processed to produce annual total counts for 20 species (SI Appendix, Table S1) at 11 locations (SI Appendix, Table S2) for the years 1976-2010, forming 20 spatiotemporal population datasets. We also received funds from the following project: National Science Foundation, standard grant: 2017-2020 $450,000 awarded, $426,000 to the Reuman lab, PI Reuman. Project title Collaborative research: Modelling and inference for spatiotemporal climate impacts on complex ecosystems.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Evolutionary time-series of species communities using genomic data (Professor of Evolutionary Biology Timothy G. Barraclough) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Zoology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Samples taken weekly from a network of suction traps across England are available for study from an archive that dates back to 1973, providing a remarkably systematic sample of migrating UK insects at a height of 12.2 m. (collaborators: Dr James Bell (PI) and Chris Shortall, entomologist and curators the Insect Survey and use it to investigate spatial and temporal ecological dynamics of UK insects).
Collaborator Contribution This project will develop new tools and pilot data for evolutionary time-series of multi-species assemblages. Specifically, it will reconstruct genomic change over the last 50 years for 8 fungal and 8 insect species as exemplars, and devise computational and statistical tools to analyse the new type of data that will emerge. The goal is to develop methodology and pilot data that will later be used in large UKRI grant bids to compile a 50-year genomic evolutionary time series for whole biota of fungi and insects associated with crops in the UK (i.e. many 100s of species). The project will connect evolutionary and computational expertise at Oxford with two valuable resources: emerging genome data and technology linked to the Darwin Tree of Life project (of which Univ Oxford is a key partner); and unique 50-year collections of fungi (with partner CABI) and insects (with partner Rothamsted Research) from systematic samples of the UK biota.
Impact Only just started
Start Year 2020
 
Description ICIPE, Project Partners 
Organisation International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management Entomological radar technology and data collection/ analysis Installation and dissemination of technologies (joint)
Collaborator Contribution In-country expertise Installation and dissemination of technologies (joint) Hosting technology (including the radar) and overseeing ongoing logistics on the ground in Kenya
Impact - Installation and data collection from 20 digital pheromone traps across the key maize growing regions of Kenya - Installation and data collection from entomological radar in Mbita point - Development and testing of image identification app with a preliminary group of 20 - 30 test users
Start Year 2018
 
Description Moth population modelling 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data and expertise, editing manuscript
Collaborator Contribution Analysis, writing manuscript
Impact Paper in press.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Prof. Darren Evans (Newcastle University) - Developing DNA-metabarcoding technologies for the nationwide surveillance of pest and beneficial insects 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The aim of the PhD project is to understand and quantify the spatial and temporal dynamics of insect pest-predator interactions within agro-ecosystems using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology applied to current and historic samples collected from biomonitoring networks. The specific objectives are: (1) to establish the ecological interactions of target insect pests using DNA-metabarcoding and examine how these vary in space and time; (2) to identify agricultural landscapes with higher ecosystem service provision by examining both target and non-target insect 'by-catch'; (3) to determine how the structure and 'robustness' of these networks vary; and (4) develop models that integrate species-interactions to predict how network structures will change over the next century. The Rothamsted Insect Survey provided parasitoid samples and expertise in the form of co-supervision of this studentship.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Evans is lead supervisor for Dimitrios Petsopoulos who is doing a PhD titled Developing DNA-metabarcoding technologies for the nationwide surveillance of pest and beneficial insects, funded byThe Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI) Studentships.
Impact Significant advances in both mathematical and molecular approaches in ecology will offer unprecedented opportunities for biomonitoring.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Prof. Darren Evans (Newcastle University) - Developing DNA-metabarcoding technologies for the nationwide surveillance of pest and beneficial insects 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The aim of the PhD project is to understand and quantify the spatial and temporal dynamics of insect pest-predator interactions within agro-ecosystems using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology applied to current and historic samples collected from biomonitoring networks. The specific objectives are: (1) to establish the ecological interactions of target insect pests using DNA-metabarcoding and examine how these vary in space and time; (2) to identify agricultural landscapes with higher ecosystem service provision by examining both target and non-target insect 'by-catch'; (3) to determine how the structure and 'robustness' of these networks vary; and (4) develop models that integrate species-interactions to predict how network structures will change over the next century. The Rothamsted Insect Survey provided parasitoid samples and expertise in the form of co-supervision of this studentship.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Evans is lead supervisor for Dimitrios Petsopoulos who is doing a PhD titled Developing DNA-metabarcoding technologies for the nationwide surveillance of pest and beneficial insects, funded byThe Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI) Studentships.
Impact Significant advances in both mathematical and molecular approaches in ecology will offer unprecedented opportunities for biomonitoring.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Sarab Sethi Acoustic device to monitor wildlife in the audible range 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We host a prototype described in the paper below to test its use in agriculture to estimate acoustic biodiversity. SAFE Acoustics: an open-source, real-time eco-acoustic monitoring network in the tropical rainforests of Borneo, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Vol:11, ISSN:2041-210X, Pages:1182-1185
Collaborator Contribution The novelty is that this device provides an estimate of faunal biodiversity, based on the acoustic properties of the bird songs, frog calls and insect stridulations. Sarab deployed these devices in a tropical system under the SAFE Acoustics project. Later, he extended this to temperate systems and as part of the Rothamsted Insect Survey monitoring and surveillance program, I also have one of these devices to show proof of concept of eco-acoustics for agriculture. Much of my work has historically involved the use of traditional ecological survey methods, which require many hours of skilled labour to deploy and collect insect traps, and consequently to process and identify captured species manually. Sarab's device may allow users to skip these steps and therefore provide quicker and more impactful data on the fly.
Impact None yet. Data is being collected and will be analysed.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Social Wasp work with Victoria University of Wellington 
Organisation Victoria University of Wellington
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of data, samples and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of data, molecular investigation of samples and expertise.
Impact Paper on population dynamics in Journal of Animal Ecology 2017. Paper in prep on origin of invasive populations of wasps.
Start Year 2015
 
Title Growinginteractive.com app for gardeners 
Description Our contribution is described in this document https://bbsrc.ukri.org/documents/machine-learning-saves-gardeners-plants-from-pests/ Gardening app developer Growing Interactive will incorporate the model outcomes into their existing Garden Planner app . 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The pest prediction service will help gardeners protect their crops before bugs arrive, without using chemical pesticides. Gardening app developer Growing Interactive anticipate a 33-43% increase in revenue through increased subscriptions. Growing Interactive.Gardening app developer Growing Interactive will incorporate the service into their existing Garden Planner app and anticipate a 33-43% increase in revenue. 
URL https://bbsrc.ukri.org/research/impact/machine-learning-saves-gardeners-plants-from-pests/
 
Description How can molecular ecology help us improve monitoring insect pests of agricultural importance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact There was an interest in the topic and further discussions were carried out afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 27th IWGO Conference: The use of emerging technologies in maize pest surveillance, reporting and forecasting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Working Group on Ostrinia and other Maize Pests (IWGO) is a well-established, large Global-IOBC Working Group, which deals with integrated pest management options for all maize insect pests and pest resistance problems.

James Bell presented the Smart Armyworm Project in the scientific session 'The use of emerging technologies in maize pest surveillance, reporting and forecasting'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.switzerland2019.iwgo.org/WEBS/IWGO2019.pages.download/IWGO_2019_Scientific-Programme.pdf
 
Description 2nd Annual Rothamsted-Cranfield Joint Science Workshop: International research collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The second Rothamsted-Cranfield University strategic alliance Workshop took place at Rothamsted on 16th July 2019. The key background and activities of the Workshop were
to have sandpit-type sessions to capitalise on our successes and mobilise new talent. James Bell presented the Smart Armyworm Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A world without insects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in BASF Creating Chemistry magazine issue 9
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://basf-magazine.com/global/en/landingpage/
 
Description AHDB Aphid Alerts Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss current threats to horticultural and agricultural industry, particularly aphids and how the RIS is tackling these issues with its surveillance and monitoring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Aphid News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Aphid News provides information on aphid numbers at key times of the year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description Are Insects Declining and at what rate? An analysis of standardised, systematic catches 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact • 'Are Insects Declining and at what rate? An analysis of standardised, systematic catches', Ento19, 22 August 2019, LSTM, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/RES%20Ento%20'19%20Reg.%20Leaflet_web.pdf
 
Description Article in Sunday Telegraph 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ask to add comment in the article: "'The windscreen phenomenon' - why your car is no longer covered in dead insects."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Assisted with the identification of an insect from a colleague at an institution abroad 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Assisted with the identification of an insect from a colleague at an institution abroad
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Assisted with the identification of several insects from a colleague at a partner institution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Assisted with the identification of several insects from a colleague at a partner institution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Automatic identification in the field and lab: what's possible with aphids 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Automatic identification in the field and lab: what's possible with aphids?' UK-FRANCE JOINT MEETING ON APHIDS, April 3rd - 5th 2019, Rothamsted Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Abstracts%20book%2020190327.pdf
 
Description BBRO aphid training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To train agronomists and growers in identification of four key aphid species. This was to allow them to identify aphids on the crop and report on fings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bio-interactions and Crop Protection Departmental Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Internal presentation of the work to colleagues working in pest management and crop protection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description British moths declining, aphid numbers stable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article published on 7th May 2020 in BBC Wildlife Magazine with the title 'British moths declining, aphid numbers stable'. Article by Sarah McPherson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.pressreader.com/uk/bbc-wildlife-magazine/20200507/281900185355528
 
Description Bug Hunt 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mini-beast Safari Mini-beast Safari is an at the Highfield Park Trust, St Albans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/mini-beast-safari-2/
 
Description Cafe Scientifque, Harpenden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to present the project at a Harpenden's Cafe Scientifique, which aims to promote science to a general audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://cafescientifique.org/
 
Description Cardiff University - School of Biosciences seminar: 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar given at Cardiff University - School of Biosciences. Entomology in the 21st Century: The challenges of automatic counting and ID.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Climate Change And Insect Pests: Monitoring And Surveillance Of The Migratory Phase For Smart Crop Protection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Phytoma-Espana Encounter on Plant Health Challenges for the Future: European Legal Framework and Climate Change Aimed at analyzing the current and future situation of the agrifood sector from the regulatory perspective. Increased international interest in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.phytoma.com/simposios
 
Description Croptec, East of England Showground, 27-28th Nov 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A stand featuring the Rothamsted Insect Survey at Croptec, East of England Showground, 27-28th Nov 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.croptecshow.com/
 
Description Discussion of aphid records 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of aphid records
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Entomology in the 21st Century: The challenges of automatic counting and ID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to Biosciences Organisms and Environment seminar series, Cardiff University in which the FAW gates project was discussed and vision presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Fast-Tracked Surveillance of the Peach-Potato Aphid: Vector Forecasting, Virus Yellows and Insecticide Resistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to BBRO, the sugar beet levy board, and stakeholders to demonstrate impact of RIS and extend funding for a period of 4 years
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Finnish Meteorological Institute - visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit from Finnish Meteorological Institute. Lab tour and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GCE USAID Convening (Seattle) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact GCE USAID Convening in Seattle, taking place on, Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 - Thursday, May 9th, 2019 led by Christina Owen, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Gave presentation on Smart Armyworm project and presented poster. Good engagement with fellow GCE/USAID PIs and stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GIS project discussions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit by university Lecturer in Ecology plus students.Discussions for GIS project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GRAND CHALLENGES ANNUAL MEETING 2018, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation: Smart technologies for the detection of migrating insects. Joint Session: National Surveillance Systems to Support Decision Agriculture Under Climate Change & Pest and Disease Surveillance for Human, Livestock, and Crop Health. GRAND CHALLENGES ANNUAL MEETING 2018, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gave advice to a professional practitioner on appropriate methodologies for trapping insects in the field 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave advice to a professional practitioner on appropriate methodologies for trapping insects in the field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description General discussions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nine general discussions with Student/researcher/industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2018, Market Place of Innovation: Smart technologies for the detection of migrating insects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact James bell attended the GRAND CHALLENGES ANNUAL MEETING 2018, Berlin and presented in the Joint Session: National Surveillance Systems to Support Decision Agriculture Under Climate Change & Pest and Disease Surveillance for Human, Livestock, and Crop Health Marketplace of Innovation Presentations. The abstract is below:

Smart technologies for the detection of migrating insects
by James Bell, Rothamsted Research james.bell@rothamsted.ac.uk
The Rothamsted Insect Survey has been sampling migrating insects since 1964, amassing over 60 million records. An expanding worldwide network is in operation, with over 130 traps in 17 countries. Across the globe, traditional methods of species identification are based on classical taxonomy. However, in the last five years there has been an exponential interest in, and demand for the use of real-time detection of insect threats using 'automatic methods'. I will discuss how the Insect Survey is meeting the challenges of automatic identification and counting, and highlight the major obstacles that may hinder progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ID of moth lava 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ID of moth lava
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Identification of insects for PhD student 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Identification of insects for PhD student
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Identification of insects for PhD student 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Identification of insects for PhD student
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Identification of insects for PhD student 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Identification of insects for PhD student
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Identification of insects for a researcher from a different department 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Identification of insects for a researcher from a different department
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Insect Declines with James Bell for ITV News At Ten 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact James Bell and the work of the Rothamsted Insect Survey feature on ITV News at Ten to discuss recent reports of insect declines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gettyimages.co.nz/detail/video/fall-in-number-of-flying-insects-england-close-shot-of-ne...
 
Description Insect ID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Insect ID
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Insect ID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Aphid identification from photograph
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Insect ID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ID of aphid from photograph
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Insect ID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Aphid identification from photograph
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Insect ID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Aphid identification from photograph
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Insect ID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Aphid identification from photograph
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Insect identification 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ID of bumble nest - tree bumble bee
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Insect identifications for colleagues within the institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two insect identifications for colleagues outside if the RIS but within the institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Insects As Pests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture on insects as pests to Royal Holloway university students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Insects as Pests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture at Royal Holloway on "Insects as Pests"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Institute of Plant Protection (IPP) - Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Insect Survey as a national capability to monitor and understand pest migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Institute of Plant Protection (IPP) - working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss a one year collaborative project on migration of cereal aphids
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for online magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about Rothamsted Insect Survey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.wired.co.uk/article/insects-dying-out-uk
 
Description Interview with David Gulliver for insect ecology feature, BASF Creating Chemistry magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interview with David Gulliver for insect ecology feature, Creating Chemistry magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www1.basf.com/magazine/issue-8/world-of-cities.en.html
 
Description Interview with Michael Malay 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Michael Malay writing a book on insect declines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lab tour visit - Harper Adams student 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact General lab visit by a Harper Adams student
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Looking at records of Drosophila suzukii in suction trap samples 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Possibly lead to future funding and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Monitoring and Forecasting Pests and Diseases Using Smart Surveillance Techniques 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation to highlight the work of the Rothamsted Insect Survey to Rice Farmers in Thailand and Indonesia and how using monitoring and forecasting they can challenge the threat posed by the brown rice plant hopper. Presentation by Skype 13.7.17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NRI & Rothamsted Collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Work presented to the NRI to assess the potential for collaborations and technology transfer projects in sub-Saharan Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Naples presentation "Genetic structure of Rhopalosiphum padi in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Genetic structure of Rhopalosiphum padi in the UK - the use of the Rothamsted Insect Survey archive in population genomic studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Neonic sugar beet derogation unlikely to be triggered (Farmer's Weekly article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The derogation is based on a Rothamsted virus model predicting that over 9% of the sugar beet crop will be infected with virus yellows by the end of August. It uses a combination of winter temperatures with aphid population dynamics to make a forecast on 1 March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/sugar-beet/neonic-sugar-beet-derogation-unlikely-to-be-triggered
 
Description New Scientist Live - The Future of Food and Agriculture 28th Nov 2020: Insect Alert - are we facing a bug extinction? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact What we eat and how we grow it are changing. The need to feed a growing population, tackle hunger and obesity, and avoid trashing the planet is driving the next food and agricultural revolution. New Scientist Live's Future of Food and Agriculture is an online event for everyone who cares what's on their plate. Hear how science and technology is making it happen in a day of inspiring talks across three stages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newscientist.com/science-events/future-food-agriculture/
 
Description News Feature: To understand the plight of insects, entomologists look to the past 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The news piece highlighted our published paper (J. R. Bell, D. Blumgart, C. R. Shortall, Are insects declining and at what rate? An analysis of standardised, systematic catches of aphid and moth abundances across Great Britain. Insect Conserv. Divers. 13, 115-126 (2020).) as well as highlighting how activities and research needs to change to reverse insect declines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/12/16/2018499117
 
Description Phone call with Frontier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Phone call with Frontier re: Cabbage Stem Wevil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Postgraduate Student from China visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Insect Survey lab tour & discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation - Fast-Tracked Surveillance of the Peach-Potato Aphid: Vector Forecasting, Virus Yellows and Insecticide Resistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation titled Fast-Tracked Surveillance of the Peach-Potato Aphid: Vector Forecasting, Virus Yellows and Insecticide Resistance given to the British Beet Research Organisation. Collaboration with other research partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation at the UK - France joint meeting on aphids.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presetnation at Royal Entomological Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participation and oral presentation in the Aphid conference of the Royal Entomological Society and the French aphidology group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Project linked Twitter account (@SmartArmyworm) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A Twitter account associated with the project, which mostly gives project updates and re-tweets fall armyworm related posts. Since March it has gained 145 followers and tweeted 94 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/smartarmyworm?lang=en
 
Description Provided information on aphid identification to a journalist. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided information on aphid identification to a journalist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Provided information on aphid identification. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided information on aphid identification.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Provided information on aphid identification. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided information on aphid identification.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Provided information on the aphids attacking crops. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Provided information on the aphids attacking crops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public interactions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Eight separate discussions with and identifications for members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RIS Remarks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This service reports on insects of agricultural importance caught in the Rothamsted suction-trap network that are not currently reported in the Aphid Bulletin. Comments are made of large qualitative changes in the population of certain agriculturally important Insects caught in high numbers and the presence of those insects caught rarely/ in low numbers throughout England. This is an ad hoc report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on insect & bird phenology with the Paul Hudson Weather Show
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rothamsted - THE FUTURE OF LONG-TERM EXPERIMENTS IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE (Ramiro) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Molecular ecology research on aphids using the sample archive of the Rothamsted Insect Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Rothamsted Festival of Ideas 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rothamsted Research is committed to engaging the public with science and with the work that we do. The Rothamsted Festival of Ideas was evaluated by the visiting public, with comments collated and assessed in order to understand its impact. The comments will also help us to decide whether to repeat the Festival and in what form, and to assess these results against our six objectives:
Open up Rothamsted science so it is accessible to as diverse an audience as possible;
Stimulate discussion of the relevance of Rothamsted science and its implications for society;
Raise the profile of the institute so more people know what Rothamsted does, especially locally;
Raise awareness of the challenge of food security globally, and establish Rothamsted as a leader in this field;
Enable engaged conversation between staff and visitors about the work of Rothamsted;
Encourage Rothamsted staff to value and participate in engagement activities with a non-science audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018%20Rothamsted%20Festival%20Evaluation%20Report%...
 
Description Rothamsted Insect Survey Aphid Bulletin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Rothamsted Insect Survey Aphid bulletin provides up-to-date news on the distribution and abundance of pest aphids at a regional scale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://insectsurvey.com/archive
 
Description Royal Entomological Society Aphid Special Interest Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two day meeting with talks from keynote speakers and discussions with aphidologists from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Royal Holloway visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lab tour and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar and project proposal discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar at East Malling Research "Molecular ecology and genomic studies of aphid pests using the Insect Survey network". I also had a discussion to submit a collaborative project proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Smart Crop Protection: Sensors, diagnostics & modelling of Insect Pests 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Syngenta on methods of surveillance of insect pests
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Smart technologies for the detection of migrating insects: The challenges of automatic counting and ID. Symposium 'Assessing population change using existing European networks and new technologies'. XI European Congress of Entomology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote: Smart technologies for the detection of migrating insects: The challenges of automatic counting and ID Symposium 'Assessing population change using existing European networks and new technologies'. XI European Congress of Entomology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Surveillance and Monitoring: Insect Declines and Sensor Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact • 'Surveillance and Monitoring: Insect Declines and Sensor Science', Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, AFBI, Belfast, NI. Presentation, New Forge Lane 21st Nov 2019 and a Feature interview on BBC Ulster Radio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.afbini.gov.uk/publications/surveillance-and-monitoring-insect-declines-and-sensor-scienc...
 
Description THE FUTURE OF LONG-TERM EXPERIMENTS IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE (James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Are Insects Declining? Session: Workshop 3: New tools, sensors and technologies for Long Term Experiments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/events/future-long-term-experiments-agricultural-science
 
Description Talk to Aberystwyth Natural History Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about the Rothamsted Insect Survey in mid-Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk: Monitoring of aphid populations as a basis for effective control 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk: Monitoring of aphid populations as a basis for effective control. IIRB, workshop, Leuven, Belgium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Rothamsted Insect Survey: Insect Declines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'The Rothamsted Insect Survey: Insect Declines'. Field Studies Council, Preston Montford, 26th January 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The State of Britain's Larger Moths 2021 report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This new report summarises current knowledge of the state of Britain's c.900 species of larger moths, presenting analyses of long-term change based on millions of records gathered through the Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS) and National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS). It was reported by The Guardian and The Telegraph newspapers as well as UKRI https://www.ukri.org/news/new-report-shows-uks-moth-population-has-declined-by-a-third/.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://butterfly-conservation.org/moths/the-state-of-britains-moths
 
Description The challenges of automatic counting and identification of weak-flying insects using opto-acoustic methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact • 'The challenges of automatic counting and identification of weak-flying insects using opto-acoustic methods' XXVII International Bioacoustics Congress, 2nd Sept 2019, University of Sussex, Brighton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gfKx1yIddcfvqWlKfWiuni0Hg3UPhX4p/view
 
Description The spatial and temporal genetic structure of Rhopalosiphum padi in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed with colleagues about the contents of the poster and the science we carry out at the insect Survey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eseb2017.nl/
 
Description Virus Yellows Forecast 2021 for the Sugar Beet industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The whole of the sugar beet industry depended on our forecast which stated that the 1st of March forecast predicts that 8.37 % of the national sugar beet area will
be affected by virus yellows by the end of August 2021. Hence, no neonicotinoid treated seed because it was below the 9% threshold.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://bbro.co.uk/media/50468/21-advisory-bulletin-no-2.pdf
 
Description Visit by Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact General lab tour - How the RIS works.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by INRA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions and collection and sorting of pea aphids.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Prof. Seunghwan Lee, Ph.D, Seoul National University (SNU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Seunghwan Lee, Ph.D, Seoul National University (SNU) - wants to set up a suctrap in S. Korea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Thirty Percy Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Visit by a philanthropist foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit by industry leaders and academics from China. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion about the science we carry out at the RIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by members from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact General discussions on developing a trapping network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by students from Royal Holloway College 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A talk: Insects as pests - as seen through the eyes of the Rothamsted Insect Survey and tour of the traps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from researchers from Nanjing Agricultural University, Hennan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and Ministry of Agricultural 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To learn more about the Insect Survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to the RIS lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A visit to study no aphid portion of RIS suction-trap samples
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit to the RIS lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A visit to discuss the RIS and RIS suction-traps
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit to the RIS lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Institute for Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Weekly Fall Armyworm Updates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Weekly fall armyworm alerts sent to a group of 40 farmers, agronomists and project collaborators via WhatsApp. This includes staff from KALRO, One Acre Fund and CropNuts and , as well as the farmers who host digital pheromone traps and use the app. These are effectively our group test users, who receive weekly alerts, but have also become an active community contributing images of fall armyworm to the project and giving updates of the situation on the ground.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Where have all the insects gone? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contribution to the debate on insect decline as published in the prestigious journal Science as an article and led by Gretchen Vogel and titled "Where have all the insects gone?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/where-have-all-insects-gone
 
Description Why moths may not be vanishing as fast as we thought 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article in response to a published paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/problem-solving/moths-may-not-vanishing-fast-thought/
 
Description Work experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Portuguese student visited for work experience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Yorkshire live interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Yorkshire live to give "expert opinion" on aphids
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/greenfly-everywhere-why-huddersfield-insects...
 
Description advised an illustrator for a book publication on drawing an insect 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact advised an illustrator for a book publication on drawing an insect
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description aphid identification information 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Provided information on aphid identification.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description communicated with a member of another institution to aid in the identification of an insect for a professional practitioner. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact communicated with a member of another institution to aid in the identification of an insect for a professional practitioner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description directed a colleague to the insect survey website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact directed a colleague to the insect survey website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description directing a professional practitioner to the insect survey website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact directing a professional practitioner to the insect survey website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description instructed a PhD student in the use of specialised entomological equipment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact instructed a PhD student in the use of specialised entomological equipment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description organised a tour of rothamsted facilities for a group of workers from another institution. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact organised a tour of rothamsted facilities for a group of workers from another institution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description provided advice to member of another institution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact provided advice to member of another institution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description responded to a general information query from a member of the public on how the seasons affect insects. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact responded to a general information query from a member of the public on how the seasons affect insects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description talk with students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact talk with students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019