Dr Michael Pashkevich
Michael is the Marshall Sherfield Fellow and a postdoctoral researcher in the Insect Ecology Group (Department of Zoology). He uses field-based data collection methods and statistical modelling to study how management of tropical agricultural systems affects biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. His current research is based in oil palm ecosystems in Indonesia and Liberia. Prior to joining St Edmund’s College, Michael completed his BSc in Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans, and his PhD in Zoology at the University of Cambridge. Michael is passionate about public engagement and teaching, especially with the University Museum of Zoology. In his free time, he enjoys long-distance running, camping, and cooking foods that are native to his hometown (New Orleans, USA).