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Personal profile

Qualifications

Ph.D., University of York, Ecology, 1985
B.A., Oxford University, Zoology, 1982

Research interests

1: Ecology and genetic diversity of UK collembola (springtails).
2: Colonisation patterns and conservation management of industrial wastes.

Research projects

Research Expertise

  • The ecology and taxonomy of Collembola (springtails).
  • The ecology and management of pulverised fuel ash (PFA), and other industrial wastes.
  • The application of multivariate analyses.
  • General identification of UK flora and wildlife.

Professional affiliations

British Ecological Society

Consultancy work

Collembola ID, PFA management

  • April 2013 Collembola survey of Dundreggan estate, Scotland on behalf of "Trees for Life".
  • Jacobs Engineering (advice on Cottam Power station PFA management) 2006.
  • Royal Parks 2003-2006: Monitoring soils and vegetation around Pen Ponds car park after changes to path layout.
  • Lee Valley Park Authority 2003 (management of old PFA orchid areas).

Teaching

Teaching Expertise:

  • Research methods at all levels from 2nd year to PhD.
  • Residential undergraduate field courses.
  • Invertebrate zoology.
  • Plant Biology.
  • Conservation/biodiversity.
  • General plant biology.

Links

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Research Output

  • 47 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution

Acceptance of biological evolution in first-year Life Sciences university students

Betti, L., Shaw, P. & Behrends, V., 22 Feb 2020, In : Science & Education. 29, p. 395–409 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Evidence for the Pleistocene persistence of Collembola in Great Britain

Faria, C., Shaw, P. & Emerson, B., 4 Jun 2019, In : JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Recent Unusual UK Collembola records – Entomobryomorpha and Poduromorpha

Shaw, P. & Trewhella, S., 1 Sep 2019, In : British Journal of Entomology and Natural History. 32, 3, p. 217-230 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Edge effects and relic populations among Corticolous Collembola in Richmond park, Surrey

Shaw, P., 2018, (Unpublished) Ento 18 conference, Edge Hill University August 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Activities

  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

Springtails: Advanced identification

Peter Shaw (Keynote/plenary speaker)

18 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

FSC Springtail ID, Soil Mesofauna course, Preston Montford 27 April 2019

Peter Shaw (Contributor)

27 Apr 2019

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

UK recorder for Springtails - Collembola

Peter Shaw (Organiser)

20062021

Activity: Public engagement and outreachContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Thesis

Temporal and spatial patterns of dipteran and collembolan abundance in a Nigerian tropical forest canopy

Author: Weaver, D. G., 24 Apr 2012

Supervisor: Ozanne, C. (Supervisor) & Shaw, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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The impact of native and exotic plants on soil biodiversity and ecosystem function

Author: Bird, S., 22 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Shaw, P. (Supervisor), Ozanne, C. (Supervisor) & Salisbury, A. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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The influence of hydrogeology and the Devensian glaciation on hyporheic communities of the UK

Author: Dunscombe, M., 26 Jun 2012

Supervisor: Robertson, A. (Supervisor), Shaw, P. (Supervisor) & Brierley, B. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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The movement ecology of a breeding seabird: An investigation using accelerometry

Author: Collins, P., 12 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Halsey, L. (Supervisor) & Shaw, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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