Jeff Bale

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

The main aim of Professor Bale’s laboratory is to understand the various ways in which insects and related arthropods interact with their biotic and abiotic environments through the behavioural, physiological and biochemical strategies employed to achieve survival and success. His current areas of interest include:

The mechanisms by which insects increase their cold-hardiness by seasonal and rapid acclimation processes
The impacts of climate warming on tropical insects
The development of risk assessment protocols to assess the potential for alien insects to establish in the UK