Wildlife Science

Cattle Networks & Bovine Tuberculosis

Networks are ubiquitous in human lives and this is no different for domestic and wild animals. Social networks exist between animals within a farm and trade networks exist between farms. There are also local connections with wildlife and neighbouring farms.… Read More

Project Archive: Pine Marten Recovery Project

The pine marten (Martes martes) is a native species to Britain. Although once common, it suffered population declines in the 19th and early 20th century due to habitat loss and predator control. Now protected, this species has begun… Read More

Pine Marten Recovery Project

The pine marten (Martes martes) is a native species to Britain. Although once common, it suffered population declines in the 19th and early 20th century due to habitat loss and predator control. Now protected, this species has begun… Read More

Project Archive: Threats to Migratory Swans

Migratory swans face many threats on their epic long-distance journeys. The endangered Northwest European Bewick’s swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii), may travel over 11 countries on its migration between the Russian Arctic and Europe and faces persecution from illegal… Read More

Threats to Migratory Swans

Migratory swans face many threats on their epic long-distance journeys. The endangered Northwest European Bewick’s swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii), may travel over 11 countries on its migration between the Russian Arctic and Europe and faces persecution from illegal… Read More

Project Archive: Recovery of Polecats in Britain

Other the last one hundred years the polecat has been recovering its former range following a catastrophic decline in the nineteenth century. In this interdisciplinary project Katie Sainsbury is investigating the contemporary anthropogenic processes… Read More

Recovery of Polecats in Britain

Other the last one hundred years the polecat has been recovering its former range following a catastrophic decline in the nineteenth century. In this interdisciplinary project Katie Sainsbury is investigating the contemporary anthropogenic processes… Read More

Project Archive: Buzzards & Released Gamebirds

Across Europe, the common buzzard Buteo buteo is considered to have a negative impact on game species. This is particularly true in the UK where a rapid increase in buzzard range and abundance, coupled with declining returns of harvested gamebirds,… Read More

Buzzards & Released Gamebirds

Across Europe, the common buzzard Buteo buteo is considered to have a negative impact on game species. This is particularly true in the UK where a rapid increase in buzzard range and abundance, coupled with declining returns of harvested gamebirds,… Read More

Project Archive: Managing Introduced and Invasive Species

I: Individual Specialisation in Established Biological Invasions Invasive species represent an increasing global issue with huge biological and economic costs and consequences. As a result, substantial attention and resources have been channelled into invasive species control; but there… Read More

Managing Introduced Species

The surveillance and control of introduced species has become an increasingly important, yet often controversial, form of environmental management. Dr Sarah Crowley’s PhD research examined the causes and consequences of social conflicts in introduced species management, and investigated… Read More

Hazel Dormouse Conservation

Our research in this area focuses on understanding the status of hazel dormouse populations in the UK, the habitat needs of the Hazel Dormouse, and how these fit within wider woodland conservation. The hazel dormouse is in decline… Read More