The population ecology of oak processionary moth in semi-natural woodland
- Dr Robbie Girling – University of Reading
- Dr Nigel Straw – Forestry Commission
- Professor Guy Poppy – University of Southampton
- Dr Judith Lock – University of Southampton
- October 2013
My research project focuses on the Oak processionary moth Thaumetopoea processioneais which is an alien invasive species to the UK. It also has associated public health issues as it often forms large aggregates and produces toxic hairs which can persist in the environment. I am investigating what factors may contribute to its spread and how it can be controlled.