Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation, teaching on BSc and MSc courses and currently supervising three PhD students.
I obtained my undergraduate and masters degrees in Spain. Following this Iworked as a freelance consultant in wolf conservation in Spain. In the UK I have worked for Reading University and The Game and Wildlife Conservancy Trust studying the impacts of farming on invertebrates biodiversity.
My doctorate was obtained from Bournemouth University, with a research focused on the ecology and impacts of Sika deer (Cervus nippon) on lowland heath plant and animal communities.
From 2010 to 2013 I collaborated as Postdoctoral Researcher with the University of Saskatchewan examining the population dynamics and resource use of feral horses on the Sable Island (Nova Scotia, Canada). I have also worked as freelance Adviser for The Deer Initiative. I joined NTU in 2013.
During the last 15 years I have worked on a number of different projects including:
Monitoring wolf populations
Environmental impact assessments
Effects of farming on biodiversity of invertebrates
Use of telemetry techniques (radio and GPS tracking) to study habitat use and ecology of Sika deer (Cervus nippon)
Effects of grazing and browsing by a large herbivore on plant and animal communities of lowland heath
Analysis of deer-vehicle collisions in relation to traffic and landscape characteristics
Population dynamics and resource selection of feral horses on Sable Island (Nova Scotia, Canada)
In 2016, People's Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society commissioned Dr Yarnell and I a study to estimate hedgehog densities using a new method that involves camera trapping and GPS/VHF technology
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