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Dr Katherine Baldock

Senior Lecturer

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

I am an ecologist with a particular interest in insect pollinators, My research focuses on understanding how anthropogenic activities affect biodiversity, ecological comunities and ecosystem services. My research interests encompass a range of landscapes including urban, agricultural and natural ecosystems in both tropical and temperate environments.

I am also a knowledge exchange practitioner and during my postdoc and NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship I developed links with policymakers, practitioners and other non-academic stakeholders to increase the impact of my research by incorporating recommendations based on scientific evidence into policy and practice.

My current research projects include community-level studies of plant-pollinator interactions in urban landscapes in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in savannah habitats in Kenya.

For further information on my research and publication please see my profile on Google Scholar or Twitter.

For more details on the Urban Pollinators Project (the focus on my postdoctoral and fellowship research) please see the project webpage.

Katherine Baldock


Ecology PhD June 30 2007

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Opportunities and threats for pollinator conservation in global towns and cities, Baldock, K. 1 Apr 2020, In: Current Opinion in Insect Science
  • A systems approach reveals urban pollinator hotspots and conservation opportunities, Baldock, K., Goddard, M., Hicks, D., Kunin, W., Mitschunas, N., Morse, H., Osgathorpe, L., Potts, S., Robertson, K., Scott, A., Staniczenko, P., Stone, G., Vaughan, I., Memmott, J. 1 Mar 2019, In: Nature Ecology and Evolution
  • Where is the UK’s pollinator biodiversity? The importance of urban areas for flower-visiting insects, Baldock, K., Goddard, M., Hicks, D., Kunin, W., Mitschunas, N., Osgathorpe, L., Potts, S., Robertson, K., Scott, A., Stone, G., Vaughan, I., Memmott, J. 22 Mar 2015, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • Constructing more informative plant–pollinator networks: visitation and pollen deposition networks in a heathland plant community, Ballantyne, G., Baldock, K., Willmer, P. 7 Sep 2015, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • A horizon scan of future threats and opportunities for pollinators and pollination, Brown, M., Dicks, L., Paxton, R., Baldock, K., Barron, A., Chauzat, M., Freitas, B., Goulson, D., Jepsen, S., Kremen, C., Li, J., Neumann, P., Pattemore, D., Potts, S., Schweiger, O., Seymour, C., Stout, J. 9 Aug 2016, In: PeerJ
  • Management and drivers of change of pollinating insects and pollination services National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England Evidence statements and Summary of Evidence, Steele, D., Baldock, K., Potts, S., Senapathi, D., Brown, M., Dicks, L., Garratt, M., Breeze, T., Vanbergen, A. Jan 2019
  • Landscape impacts on pollinator communities in temperate systems, Senapathi, D., Goddard, M., Kunin, W., Baldock, K. 1 Jan 2017, In: Functional Ecology

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Francesca Martelli Start: 18/01/2021

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