Jinlin Chen

Research Interests

I am interested in population dynamics, species interactions and the impact of anthropogenic activities on ecological processes and functioning. I am particularly fascinated by insect systems, for their great potential to enable manipulative experiments to test fundamental principles in community ecology. In my DPhil, I will examine how biotic interactions work together with abiotic factors in determining population dynamics and structure of parasitoid webs. This work will use an interdisciplinary approach combining field data, laboratory experiments and computer simulations.