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Miss Flora J.M O'Brien MSc Biology

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Miss Flora J.M O'Brien is Postgraduate Research Student within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Academic Qualifications

2012-present: Ph.D Studentship in Biological Sciences. University of Southampton.
2011-2012: Principle Investigator for The Society for Environmental Exploration (Frontier), Costa Rica project.
2010-2011: Research & Development Intern. The Society for Environmental Exploration (Frontier).
2006-2010: MSc in Biology (1st Class Hons.). University of Sheffield.
Masters research project: The ecological relevance of mesocosm experiments in representing soil microbial communities in a limestone grassland.

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Research interests

My main research areas of interest are soil ecology and microbiology, environmental biology, sustainable development, Food Security and conservation. 

My PhD project investigates multi-trophic interactions between soil microbial communities, plants and insect herbivores, and the potential to manipulate the rhizosphere in order to stimulate crop growth and reduce insect herbivory.

Supervisor: Professor Guy Poppy, Dr Jeremy Webb.
PhD research:
Managing soil biodiversity for the intensification of agriculture.
Funding: BBSRC (Food Security DTP).

Research group

Environmental Biosciences

Affiliate research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

University of Southampton Responsibilities

2012: Present Events Officer for Biological Sciences Postgraduate Society (BSPS)

Demonstrator

BIOL2001 Evolution
BIOL2004 Pure & applied population ecology

Miss Flora J.M O'Brien
Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
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