I enjoy engaging the next generation of ecologists and biologists in both practical and theoretical aspects of my work.
I teach on a range of courses via laboratory sessions, traditional lectures, seminars and PC workshops.
BSc, PgCE, PhD
My current areas of interest are: the possibility of moths as pollinators of UK flora, and comparisons of nocturnal visitations with diurnal systems. My previous research has included; analysis of generalised pollination systems in calcareous grassland, nocturnal visitation of moths to UK hedgerow flora and the use of hedgerows as 'wildlife corridors' by moths in intensive farmland landscapes.
I am currently a member of MMU's Conservation, Evolution and Behaviour research group, as well as the Plants, Soils and Ecosystems group.
D. Megson, NB. Benoit, CD. Sandau, SR. Chaudhuri, T. Long, et al. (2019). Evaluation of the effectiveness of different indicator PCBs to estimating total PCB concentrations in environmental investigations. Chemosphere. 237, pp.124429-124429.
N. D'Cruze, S. Khan, G. Carder, D. Megson, E. Coulthard, et al. (2019). A Global Review of Animal-Visitor Interactions in Modern Zoos and Aquariums and Their Implications for Wild Animal Welfare. Animals. 9(6),
E. Coulthard, J. Norrey, C. Shortall, WE. Harris (2019). Ecological traits predict population changes in moths. Biological Conservation. 233, pp.213-219.
E. Coulthard, D. McCollin, J. Littlemore (2016). The use of hedgerows as flight paths by moths in intensive farmland landscapes. Journal of Insect Conservation. 20(2), pp.345-350.
J. Ollerton, E. Coulthard (2009). Evolution of Animal Pollination. Science. 326(5954), pp.808-809.