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Dr Michael Pocock

 Name: Dr Michael Pocock


Age range:36-40

Research institution: NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) (was at School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol when video was recorded)

Research career length: 15 years

Research Council: Funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship when video was recorded. Now receive core funding from NERC for some of my activities via CEH

Location: Wallingford, England

Salary: 30-34K

Brief summary of research: I discover how changes to our environment affect plants and animals and the way they depend on each other in food webs

School qualifications:
A-levels: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics with statistics

Qualifications post-school:
BSc in Environmental Biology, University of Swansea

Career path:
PhD, University of York
Post-doc, University of Leeds
Post-doc, University of Bristol
Fellowship, University of Bristol
Ecologist, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Ecologists are biologists who study the relationship between organisms and their environment. Michael Pocock examines the effect of habitat fragmentation to predict the impact that the loss of a plant, or the insect which depends on the plant, could have on our environment.

This career case study was produced by the Natural Environment Research Council and is available on their website


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