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Science Director, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Science
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Oxon OX10 8BB
Rosie Hails is Director for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Science at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). Her research interests include the trade-offs between provisioning and other ecosystem services from agricultural land, the valuation of ecosystem services, the persistence and transmission of insect pathogens, exploiting pathogens for biocontrol, the role of pathogens in regulating insect and plant populations, population ecology of feral crop plants and the risk assessment of genetically modified plants and viruses.
Rosie chairs the advisory Committee o Releases to the Environment (ACRE) which advises government on the risks to human health and the environment from the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). She is a member of council for the British Ecological Society (BES) and the Society of Biology (SB) and with these organisations she founded the ‘Natural Capital Initiative (NCI).
Rosie is a visiting professor at Oxford Brookes University. She was awarded an MBE for services to environmental research in June 2000.