Dr Henri is a behavioural ecologist and entomologist, specialising in population dynamics.
His ecological research focuses on the impact of environmental change, such as urbanisation and intensive agriculture, on animal behaviour, community-composition and ecosystem-stability.
Dr Henri is also a published pedagogical researcher, studying the development of student autonomy and self-esteem in preparation for employment.
I have won local and national awards for my teaching and science communication in a range of areas in conservation and ecology. I currently lead the final year module titled Practical Conservation, a specialist module that uses our extensive network of conservation contacts to prepare students for a career in the UK conservation and/or ecology sectors. I further contribute to teaching on ecology, animal behaviour, and conservation at all levels of study (from Foundation to MSc).
In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I am the Director of Studies for the Department of Biological and Marine Sciences. In this role, I have overarching responsibility for student attainment, satisfaction, retention, and graduate outcomes across all of our departmental programmes.
Expectation, motivation, engagement and ownership: using student reflections in the conative and affective domains to enhance residential field courses
Scott, G. W., Humphries, S., & Henri, D. C. (2019). Expectation, motivation, engagement and ownership: using student reflections in the conative and affective domains to enhance residential field courses. Journal of geography in higher education, 43(3), 280-298. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2019.1608516
Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition
Karp, D. S., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Meehan, T. D., Martin, E. A., DeClerck, F., Grab, H., …Zou, Y. (2018). Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(33), E7863-E7870. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1800042115