Ceri Watkins

NERC DTP DPhil Student

Ceri completed a Masters in Entomology at Harper Adams in 2014 with a Scholarship from the Royal Entomological Society. Subsequently, she worked at Oxford University Museum of Natural History focusing on the saproxylic (deadwood) beetles of Wytham Woods as part of the TCV Natural Talent scheme. Ceri is one of the founding members of the Dung beetle UK Mapping Project (DUMP).

Ceri joined MERG in 2018 as a NERC funded DTP student and is working on a DPhil investigating insect flight and dispersal using temperate dung beetles as a model system. The project will research inter and intra specific differences in flight potential in the lab, field and via population genetics.