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Deborah Harvey


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Research interests

Schools Biodiversity Project: investigating and improving biodiversity in school grounds,whilst monitoring  the psychological and educational parameters of the pupils involved in collaboration with Prof Dawn Watling (Dept of Psychology  RHUL)  - website - Twitter @SchoolsBioBoost

Grounds 4 Nature Schools' BioBlitzes in collaboration with Dr Rachel White (University of Brighton) 

Saproxylic beetles with conservation interest - species including Lucanus cervusGnorimus nobilis (Leverhulme funded), Elater ferrugineus   and Limoniscus violaceus ( Buglife funded) . Focussing on  developing phermones lures and volatile profiles to monitor conservation species of saproxylic beetle and  also determine the biology and ecology of the species. 


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Collaborations with:

University of Brighton: Dr Rachel White 

Mid Sweden University, Department of Chemical Engineering: Dr Fredrik Anderssen 

Mid Sweden University, Department of Chemical Engineering: Professor Erik Hedenström

Rothamsted Research: Dr Jozsef Vuts

Crown Estate, Department of Education, Ecorys

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • Endangered
  • saproxylic
  • beetle
  • pheromone
  • monitoring
  • Biodiversity
  • Education
  • Subjective wellbeing
  • Engagement with nature

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