Stephanie Bird

I completed an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Southampton in 2008 before undertaking a masters degree in Plant Diversity at the University of Reading. My research interests include plant interactions, biodiversity and conservation and I have previously published work on the effect of light pollution on the ability of male glow worms (Lampyris noctiluca) to locate females.

I joined the Royal Horticultural Society as a PhD student in 2011, collecting soil biodiversity data from the ‘Plants for Bugs’ project to explore the impact of plant vegetation origin on soil biodiversity and ecosystem function. In my current role at the RHS, as a scientist in plant health, I have had the opportunity to continue this research and am currently assisting on a project exploring resource provision for pollinating insects in gardens.

Stephanie's posts and conversations

  • Summer of slugs: digging deeper

    Lucy Drummond - Summer Student with the Plant Health team in 2017 - ran a project into the effe

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  • Carrot fly - getting to the root of the problem

    Act 2 - the continued experiment trialling different methods of combating the pesky carrot fly

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  • Help us identify pollinator-friendly plants

    Take part in a new survey that peeks over the garden fence to discover which pollinator-friendl

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