Miranda Bane

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Independent Research ConsultantPollination Ecology, Citizen Science, Urban Biodiversity and Natural Capital

Committee Role: Ordinary Member

I am a pollinator ecologist with a varied portfolio of work centred around the interactions between plants, pollinators, and people. My PhD research focussed on the dynamics of plant-pollinator communities, using field experiments and modelling techniques. In recent years I have been exploring the connections between people, insects and plants, using citizen science to monitor pollinators and explore how nature connectedness impacts people’s well-being. Currently, I work across research and policy as an independent research consultant collaborating with UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK-CEH), Natural England, Defra and others. I am particularly interested in Urban Natural Capital, focussing on how urban residents can make small changes to their local environment for a large collective impact on biodiversity and human well-being.

Raised in Guernsey and now based in Glasgow, I maintain my ties to the island as director and science lead of the Pollinator Project, a charity for the conservation of pollinating insects. Working with the Pollinator Project and the University of Bristol, I initiated a long-term monitoring and research program across the Channel Islands to address research questions about the impacts of pesticides and to support pollinator conservation. I enjoy working in a variety of places and feel especially lucky to be able to explore remote parts of Scotland through pollinator surveys.




Twitter: @MirandaBeeGirl

Research profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eSlKRLIAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao