Maisie Vollans

BBSRC DTP DPhil Student

Maisie studied Biological Sciences at Oxford, before conducting a Master’s in Tropical Forest Ecology at Imperial College, London. Her main interests lie in vector ecology and, as such, her DPhil project is centred around the broad ecological implications of releasing self-limiting GM mosquitoes.  She will approach this using both theoretical mathematical models, and experiments in the laboratory/ field.


Vollans, M, Bonsall, MB (2021) The concomitant effects of self-limiting insect releases and behavioural interference on patterns of coexistence and exclusion of competing mosquitoes. Proc. R. Soc. B. 288: 20210714.


Oxford Sparks video on mosquito behaviour - here