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Paul Manning named Assistant Professor
On behalf of the Chairs office and the Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, we welcome and congratulate Dr. Paul Manning on his appointment of Assistant Professor, Biodiversity-Food Security position. Dr. Manning’s position is effective July 1, 2021
Dr. Manning's research aims to better understand the importance of biodiversity (specifically insects) to the health and functioning of agricultural ecosystems. He has particular interests in entomology, ecotoxicology, citizen science, community ecology, and natural history. He regularly writes about insects for general audiences (e.g. The Conversation), and gives regular, workshops, and seminars in the wider community for people of all ages.
Dr. Manning holds a DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford, and a BSc Agriculture from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College/Dalhousie University. He has been employed at the Faculty of Agriculture (Dalhousie) for the past five years as a postdoctoral researcher, a sessional instructor, and as a part-time academic.
He lives in Truro with his wife Sarah, his son Ira, and his two senior dogs (Billie and Stu).