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Dr Karin Alton

Post:Research Fellow (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)
Location:Jms Building Oab Bk1
Email:Karin.Alton@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:lasi

Telephone numbers
Internal:2587
UK:01273 872587
International:+44 1273 872587
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Biography

Following a career in commercial and retail finance, I obtained a Zoology degree at Nottingham University, then a PhD in Entomology. I have worked with hoverflies, aphids (galling aphids on poplar trees), tephritid flies and it's parasitiods on knapweed, bugs and beetles of various grasslands, and now with honey bees.

I enjoy beekeeping, photography (www.kattegat.co.uk), garden design and marine fish.

 

Role

Research Fellow, Honey bee Health and Wellbeing

Community and Business

I have a keen interest in public outreach of science and education, and, in conjunction with Central Sussex Beekeepers Association, teach beekeeping for beginners which involves both lecturing and practical hands-on experience of handling honey bees.

I also maintain the website for the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects.