Name:- Gordon John Larkman RAMEL
Sex:- Male, Date of Birth:- 14/1/1957
Marital Status:- Single.
School Certificate; 1972,
Science, Math, English Language, English Grammer, Geography, History, French.
Higher School Certificate;1974,
Biology grade 2 (it was not offered at grade 1)
Maths grade 3
A second education was undertaken in England, 1989 to the present.
Institute: Hele College Exeter.
Since gaining my degree I have surveyed Chudliegh Knighton Heath in Devon for the Red Data Book 1 ant Formica exsecta for the Devon Wildlife Trust and surveyed a number of areas in Scotland for the same ant as part of a University of Exeter & Royal Entomological Society sponsored expedition for this purpose. I was employed by the Biological Sciences Department of Exeter University to set up their WWW site and have made the Web Site for the Stapledon Memorial Trust.
After gaing my MPhil I worked for 4 months doing total phosphate soil analysis for Jerry Tallowin at IGER north Wyke.
Following this through the summer of 1998 been doing some survey work for English Nature (Peterborough) on the population structure of Eristalis cryptarum, an RDB1 BAP species hoverfly (Syrphidae), on Dartmoor, and some general species diversity survey work for English Nature (Okehampton) on the invertebrates of Black-a-tor Copse an ancient upland Oak Woodland also on Dartmoor. I have also done some survey work for Southwest Ecological Surveys.
Currently I work 7 nights a week serving petrol, cleaning and stocking shelves in a 24 hour Esso service station.
Hoare, R.J.B, Hughes, J., Jones, A. and Ramel, G.J.L. (1996) A Review of the Status of Formica exsecta Nylander (Formicidae, Hymenoptera) in Scotland 1994. The Entomologist 115: (1), pp 23-
Ramel G., McTiernan K. and Webster J. (1998) An Abnormal Laccaria laccata Basidiocarp. Mycologist, Vol. 12 (3), p136.
Ramel, G. (1998). Report to English Nature on the status of Eristalis cryptarum on Dartmoor in 1998.
I am a member of the committee that runs the Bug Club, a club for children that like insects and other similar invertebrates, I am mostly concerned with writing articles and maintaining livestock for display officially I am the Events Officer.
Societies of which I am a member include, The R.E.S, The A.E.S, The Phasmid Study Group, The Blattodea Culture Group, The British Entomological and Natural History Society, The Hoverfly Recording Scheme, The Dipterist Forum, The Bees Wasps and Ants Recording Scheme, The Devon Bird Watching and Preservation Society,The RSPB, The BTO, The Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust and the Wildlife Trusts.