Ed is Academic Director and Teaching Officer in Biological Sciences at ICE. He is an affiliated researcher in the Insect Ecology Group, University Museum of Zoology and a Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge. He also coordinates research at the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture (BEFTA) Project, based in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Ed gained his BA in Natural Sciences from Girton College, before continuing to study for his PhD in the Insect Ecology Group at the Department of Zoology, Cambridge. Since then, he has worked with the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (BCN) Wildlife Trust, investigating butterfly diversity on chalk grassland reserves and with Imperial College, London running the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project in Sabah – one of the largest ecological experiments in the world.
Ed is an enthusiastic science communicator and has been involved with supervising undergraduates and teaching on field courses in the Department of Zoology, Cambridge since 2001. He gives lectures in the Department of Zoology as part of the Part 1B Ecology course and acts as Director of Studies for Part 1A Evolution and Behaviour and Part 1B Ecology at Clare College.
Outside of the university, Ed has presented over 100 talks and lectures to public audiences since 2006. His research has also been featured on local radio as well as in a range of magazines and journals.