School of Life Sciences

Dr Adam Shuttleworth

Researcher: Insect Sensory Ecology

Dr Adam Shuttleworth is broadly interested in evolutionary ecology with a particular focus in chemical ecology and the mechanisms underlying ecological interactions, particularly between insects and plants. More specifically, he is interested in the role of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in mediating plant-insect interactions and, conversely, in the role of insect behaviour and sensory perception (particularly olfactory and visual systems) in shaping plant traits. He has a particular interest in the ecology and evolution of asclepiads and stapeliads (Apocynaceae: Ascelpiadoideae)

Research interests

Chemical ecology

Pollination ecology

Insect-plant interactions

Evolutionary biology

Research profiles