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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 info@royensoc.co.uk

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. identifythatinsect@royensoc.co.uk

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. val@royensoc.co.uk

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice https://www.royensoc.co.uk/events

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

Professor Jane Hill

Professor Jane Hill
Honorary Fellow
Date of fellowship 2016

Professor Jane Hill has research interests that focus on the effects of habitat degradation and climate change on biodiversity, with particular emphasis on temperate and tropical insects. She studies climate-driven range shifts of species at their leading-edge and trailing-edge range boundaries, and the factors affecting species’ ability to respond to climate and habitat changes. This is done using the analysis of historical records, collecting new field data, and the development of theoretical models.

At the University of York, UK, Prof Hill also explores potential methods for promoting adaptation of biodiversity to climate warming, for example by examining whether improving habitat connectivity will aid species’ range shifts, and the role of Protected Areas. She also works on methods for conserving biodiversity in tropical habitats, including logged forests and oil palm plantations.

Prof Hill worked as Associate Editor then Editor-in-Chief of the RES journal Ecological Entomology from 2001-2016 and was the 2011 recipient of the Zoological Society of London’s Marsh Award for Conservation Biology.

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