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Sue Hartley

Sue Hartley is a British ecologist and director of the Environmental Sustainability Institute, at the University of York.[1] Previously she was Professor of Ecology at the University of Sussex,[2] specialising in interactions between plants and animals.[3] In December 2009 she delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on The 300 Million Years War,[4] broadcast on More4.[5][6]


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Sue Hartley attended University of Oxford, England, where she undertook an undergraduate BA degree in biochemistry. She then studied for DPhil postgraduate degree at the University of York in field of ecology. Her research considered the defences used by plants against being eaten by insects.


Hartley worked at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, located close to British Ecological Society.


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  2. ^ a b Prof Sue Hartley, Biology and Environmental Science, University of Sussex, UK.
  3. ^ Sue Hartley, Royal Institution, UK.
  4. ^ The 300 Million Years War, Channel 4, 17 december 2009.
  5. ^ The Plant Professor, BBC News, 11 November 2009.
  6. ^ 2009 Lecturer Professor Sue Hartley, Channel 4.
  7. ^ Dr Sue Hartley, Reader in Ecology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, UK.

External links

  • Sue Hartley, Another view: Ecologist Sue Hartley on The Happening, The Guardian, 24 June 2008.
  • Video of a public lecture given by Sue Hartley, University of Sussex March 2010.
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