Thomas Dally


I completed my BSc (HONS) in Biology at the University of Portsmouth in 2010, and my MRes in Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Leeds in 2015. After my master's degree I successfully applied for a NERC-funded PhD, again at the University of Leeds, focusing on insect pollinator monitoring and conservation alongside Professor Bill Kunin.

Research interests

My PhD research broadly focuses on:

a) evauating the biases of current insect pollinator monitoring methods/protocols

b) explorating novel technology as a route to future standardised insect pollinator monitoring

​​​​​​​c) bioacoustic classification of insect pollinator taxa via flight sounds

​​​​​​​d) improving taxonomic training methods for citizen scientists 



  • MRes Biodiversity and Conservation
  • BSc (HONS) Biology
  • Member: Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society
  • Member: British Ecological Society
  • Member: Royal Entomological Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Ecology and Evolution