Name :- Gordon John Larkman RAMEL,  B.Sc. M.Phil. CELTA.

Gender :- Male         Date of Birth :- 14th of January 1957

Marital Status :- Single.


Current Address   Huai’yin Normal University, 71 Jiaotong Road, Huai’an City, Jiangsu, China, 223001


Tel: Mobile 86 15861 787572     Email :,,

Skype address = g-j-ramel


Further Education:  I attended The University of Exeter 1991/1994 as an undergraduate and from 1996/1998 as a postgraduate.   In my final year as an undergraduate I studied: The Ecology of Social Insects, Evolutionary Plant Ecology, Littoral Marine Ecology and Reproductive Strategies in Animals.   My research dissertations were: Carbon dioxide gradients in vegetation stands; The feeding ecology of Tringa totanus on the Exe Estuary; Propagule germination in the freshwater sponge Ephydatia fluviatilis.


Degree gained = First Class Honours,  and Dean’s Commendation for the year 1993/94.


M.Phil.   I obtained my M.Phil in January 1998. The Dissertation title is :- Some Observations on the Responses of Soil Arthropods to Organic Fertilisers (slurry and farm yard manure (FYM) spread on Permanent Grassland.


CELTA: October 2006


I hold a current UK photocard driving licence and am in excellent health.


Current Employment


Associate Professor of English at Huai’yin Normal University, Huai’an City, Jiangsu, China PR

I am teaching general English to intermediate adults, both trainee English language teachers and also university lecturers who wish to spend time abroad.  I have sourced and created all the course material and assessments for both these courses along two themes; 1) Travelling to and living in an English speaking country,  2) The culture of Britain.  Classes include use of a data projector and therefore video.


Recent Employment:   


August 01, 2010 to September 30, 2011 – teaching science at Teseban 6 (2ndry school) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

I taught general science in English to M1, M2 & M3 level secondary school 2 (age groups M1 = 12/13, M2 = 13/14, M3 = 14/15).  I sourced and wrote nearly all the material for these classes, including work-sheets and assessments and practicals which I had to develop using material I could buy locally. 


September 2009 to June 2010:- teaching English in 2 small private schools in Greece.

I worked in both the Kalimeri School of Languages in Serres and the Access School of English in Sidhirokastro.  In both schools I was teaching students for a mixture of Cambridge and Michigan ESL exams using printed textbooks.  I created a small amount of supplementary material myself and held mock oral examinations.  Students ranged from pre-lower (11/12 to proficiency 17/18.


April 2007 to August 2009:- working as an ecologist for the Wetland Kerkini National Park in Greece.

I designed the project, carried out all of the initial collecting and sorting work and recruited and co-ordinated the final taxonomic analyses of over 100 scientists working in more than 17 different countries.


October 2006 to January 2007:- teaching English, Math and Science in a large private school in Thailand.

I worked as Home Room teacher for a class of 13/14 year olds. I taught them English Grammar, English Literature, Science, Maths and Health.  The material was all presented through a mixture of text-book and PowerPoint presentations, I had to rewrite most of the PowerPoint presentations and all of the assessments, except for the material of health which I created entirely from scratch.


September 2003 to June 2006:- teaching English in 3 small private schools in Greece.

I worked for three academic years  in the Kalimeri School of Languages in Serres, the Marianna Tsami School of English in Provatas and the Sofie Hatzisavidou School of English in Lithotopos.  In all three schools I was teaching students for a mixture of Cambridge and Michigan ESL exams using printed textbooks.  I created a small amount of supplementary material myself and held mock oral examinations.  Students ranged from beginner (10/11) to proficiency (17/18). 



September 2001 to June 2003:- teaching English Language and Biology in a Bulgarian Secondary School - PMG-Sliven.

I taught one course of Human Anatomy, in English, with an English language textbook, for the rest of the time I taught pre-intermediate and intermediate English, writing and speaking to students ranging in age from 14 to 18, I sourced and created the curriculum and all the materials and assessments for these classes.


Recent Publications:


Hollier, J., Lienhard, C & Ramel  G. (2011) The Psocoptera Of The Wetland Kerkini Nature

Reserve, With Eight Species New For Greece. Entomologists Monthly Magazine Vol 147, pp 89-91.


Kurina,O.  Õunap, E. &  Ramel G. (2011) Baeopterogyna mihalyii Matile (Diptera, Mycetophilidae): association of sexes using morphological and molecular approaches with the first description of females. ZooKeys 114: 15–27 (2011)

doi: 10.3897/zookeys.114.1364


Van Keer, J.  Van Keer, K, De Koninck, H. and  Ramel, G.(2010) The Arachnofauna (Araneae) of Wetland Kerkini (Macedonia-Northern Central Greece). Acta zool. bulg., 62 (2), 2010: 141-160


Ramel, G. J. L. (2010) The Whispering of the Leaves – a book of poetry.


Dvorak, L. and  Ramel, G. (2009) Social wasps of the Wetland Kerkini, northern Greece (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae et Polistinae)


Ramel, G.J.L. (2009), Some new records of saproxylic Brachycera for Wetland Kerkini, northern Greece. (Diptera: Megamerinidae, Strongylophthalmiidae, Xylomyidae, Xylophagidae). Dipterists Digest 2009, Vol. 16 pp 95-99


Smit, J.T., and Ramel, G., (2009), The first records of Eoxenos laboulbenei PEYERIMHOFF, 1919 (Streptsiptera, Mengenillidae) from Greece. Linzer biol. Bietr. Vol 41/1 393-395


Gordon Ramel, Enrique Baquero & Rafael Jordana (2008). Biodiversity of the Collembola Fauna of Wetland Kerkini (N. Greece), with description of the sexual dimorphism of Entomobrya atrocincta Schött 1896 (Collembola: Entomobryomorpha). Ann. Soc. Entomol. (N.S.), 44 (1), 113-128


Other information


I am a reasonably well published poet specialising in the sort of poetry that demonstrates good grammar, rhyme and rhythm. Furthermore I am a competent computer user, author of the online zoology textbook The Earthlife Web ( and I have a fantasy novel for young teenagers currently being read by an independent publisher.