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Following the latest government announcement concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic the Society headquarters at Mansion House has now closed.

Where possible emails will be monitored, any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to

Membership applications will be put on hold until further notice.

Our "identify that insect" service will continue, but our Director of Science cannot accept any physical samples to inspect during this time.

Our Librarian will not have access to our collections from home, but will be happy to try and locate references available to download from the internet.

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice

We hope that everyone stays well and we hope that normal business can resume soon for everyone, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time that the world finds itself in.

Kirsty Whiteford - Registrar

Dr Allan Watt

Dr Allan Watt
Honorary Fellow
Date of fellowship 2015

Dr Allan Watt is a Science Area Lead at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh UK. His research includes developing methods for quantifying and monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impact of land use change, climate change and other drivers of biodiversity loss. Dr Watt also works on identifying and managing conflicts between human activities and the conservation of biodiversity, and the biodiversity science-policy interface. He has been involved in over twelve European (EU-funded) projects on biodiversity and has previously worked on biodiversity in tropical forests.

Dr Watt has also worked on forest pests (including the pine beauty moth and the mahogany shoot borer), agricultural pests and the invasive rodent the coypu (Myocaster coypus). He is a former Vice-President of the Royal Entomological and has edited several of its publications. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the RES journal Agricultural and Forest Entomology.

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