Dr. Lionel Cole

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Name: Dr. Lionel Cole
Position: Research Associate
Email: lionel.cole@zoo.ox.ac.uk


I joined the EGI in 1993 as an entomologist in the 3-year NERC project called TIGER (Terrestrial Initiative in Global Environmental Research).   This involved a study of the relative timing, under anticipated climate change, of events in the oak-caterpillar-tit food chain in Wytham Wood.   Since the end of the project I have continued working on caterpillar and moth phenology.   One outcome has been a 20-year series of yearly estimates of population densities and dates of maturity of winter moth caterpillars, an important component of the food supply of nestling great tits and some other birds,