Dr AISLINN PEARSON
Entomologist; Migration Biologist
Biointeractions and Crop Protection
Aislinn's primary research interest is the ecological impact of large scale insect movement. Her area of expertise is the relationship between insect migration and disease transmission in agricultural systems. Her recent work focuses on the large scale monitoring of insect movement and relating this to underlying ecological factors. Aislinn works with the vertical looking radar system and as a part of the Young Entrepreneur Programme, she is currently reviewing the potential for insects to be monitored at a national scale using weather radar systems and analysing the economic benefits of developing “biological” weather radar. Outside of her research work, Aislinn works in collaboration with colleagues at UCL and has won funding to develop low cost soil moisture sensors for monitoring water usage in arid and semi-arid cropping regions.
- 2017 - PhD, Lancaster University, UK
- 2006 - BA (Hons), Falmouth College of Arts
- 2012 - MSc, Imperial College London, UK