Professor Michael Bonsall

Professor of Mathematical Biology

Mike Bonsall is a population biologist and has research interests across range of disciplines including biodiversity, ecology, evolution, health and economics.

Work in his group combines quantitative and empirical approaches to addressing cross-disciplinary questions such as evaluating cost effectiveness of different strategies for disease control, approaches for assessing biodiversity and the role of uncertainty in dynamics of populations.

Of particular relevance to food are his research interests on linking quantitative methods in understanding the ecology, dynamics and cost-effectiveness of control invention methods for insect pests. He is a member of the DEFRA Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment and has worked with WHO, FNIH and the EU in developing guidance frameworks for the use of novel biotechnological approaches for pest and vector control.