Dr Ben Webster

Dr Ben Webster

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 0072

Email: b.webster@sheffield.ac.uk

Room B207, Alfred Denny Building


Career

P3 Independent Research Fellow, Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK (2015-present)
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Entemology, University of California Riverside, USA (2013-2014)
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK (2012-2013)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (2009-2012)
PhD - Chemical Ecology Department, Rothamsted Research/Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, UK (2005-2009)
BSc (Hons) - Department of Biology, University of York

Key Research Interests

  • Identification of semiochemicals mediating insect-host interactions
  • Context-dependent effects of volatile cues on insect behaviour
  • Volatiles mediating muli-trophic interactions between plants, herbivores and their natural enemies
  • Host-switching and phenotypic plasticity in aphids
  • Volatile-mediated plant-plant communication