Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2018
Jane Memmott is a Professor of Ecology at The School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol. She started her research career as a tropical entomologist commuting between the UK and the rainforests of Costa Rica. She then discovered the delights of a life of constant summer and spent the winters working as an entomologist with the weed biological control team in New Zealand. She currently runs a research group at Bristol that uses ecological networks as a tool for asking about the impact of environmental change. She works in a variety of research fields including the pollination ecology, agro-ecology, invasion ecology, urban ecology and restoration ecology. Field sites range from English meadows to Hawaiian swamps and from Scottish islands to inner cities. Working with conservation practitioners is a key part of her approach. Running a research group is the most enjoyable part of her job and her group hosts members from all over the world. When not working, she is usually gardening or relaxing with her family.