What problems for people do wild animals bring, and how can we best manage them? What problems for wildlife do people bring, and how best can we manage them? How can we reconcile competing objectives for wildlife across fragmented, multi-owner landscapes? What measurements of wildlife do we need to take in order to make evidence-based decisions about their management, how good are our estimates and how good do they need to be? These are the sorts of multi-disciplinary questions that keep me awake. If you would like to research solutions to peoples’ problems associated with wildlife (especially deer, but also other vertebrates) for the benefit of people and wildlife, I’d welcome a chat.
I welcome applications for MSc by research and PhD studies in wildlife management and conservation, mammal ecology, aeroecology and wildlife disease ecology.
Completed research supervision
- Petrovan, S. (2012) The landscape ecology of brown hares and European rabbits in pastures in the north east of England, University of Hull
- Palmer, G. (2014) Deer in Britain: population spread and the implications for biodiversity, Whitehead Trust
- Lush, L. (2015) Functional ecology of the interactions between wild and domestic herbivores, University of Hull
- O'Neill, H. (2016) Deer, biodiversity management and ecotourism in the Hebrides: conflict or mutual benefit?, NERC and Fera
- Matos, C., (2018) Pond-breeding amphibians and connectivity through tunnels: maintaining Triturus cristatus movements using road mitigation, Natural England and University of Hull
- Logan, T., (2019) Ecology and management of deer on Thorne Moors, Self-funded MSc by research
Current research project supervision:
- Wade, D. The role of wild birds in the emergence of avian influenza on poultry farms. PhD
- Payne, W. Wader feeding ecology. PhD
- Hartley, M. Machine learning for the interrogation of bird radar data. PhD
- Stone, M. Pink footed goose ecology in relation to wind farms.