Ellie Scopes

EllieScopesPhD Researcher
Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter

I am an ecologist with an interest in research informing the ecology and conservation of mammals, in particular small mammals including rodents and insectivores. My research so far has focused on estimating density using spatially explicit capture-recapture techniques, and detecting population changes to inform conservation. I began my PhD at the University of Exeter in 2019.

Currently, my research is focused on the conservation of hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) and forest management. I aim to identify management techniques that can improve the habitat suitability of forests for dormice, and so increase their population and distribution. My PhD is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the Forestry Commission.

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