School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr James Kitson

Research Associate


I am a research fellow in the Ecology Group. I develop and use DNA barcoding tools to detect species interactions. Specifically, I am interested in the interactions between plants, their insect herbivores and the insect parasitoids that exploit the herbivores. The aim is to more fully understand how these aspects of ecosystems are structured and to use this knowledge to enhance biological control of pest and invasive species.