Ecology, Conservation and Zoonosis Research and Enterprise Group

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Our research is aimed at understanding the consequences of anthropogenic activities on ecological and zoonotic processes, species, populations, communities and ecosystems. We focus our research on understanding and ultimately mitigating, human changes to ecosystem function, species ecology, interactions, animal behavior as well as human health and wellbeing. Our research has real world impact due to its applied nature, by helping to inform relevant conservation, mitigation and management strategies.

Our research group is comprised of experts in a variety of taxonomic groups including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates and plants who utilise a range of approaches, including molecular ecology, genetics, microbiology, epidemiology and zoonoses. We work with a wide range of collaborators across the ecological sector, from charities and trusts to councils and consultants in order to apply innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to address research questions that will help inform practical conservation and management.

Our research themes are: Aquatic ecosystems, Behavioral Ecology, Biodiversity, Conservation Biology, Conservation in-practice, Community Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Fish Biology, Human-wildlife interactions, Habitat management, Landscape Ecology, Mammal Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Wildlife disease, Wildlife Trade, Urban Ecology, Zoonoses.

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Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions Medicine & Life Sciences
Virology Medicine & Life Sciences
Pelophylax Agriculture & Biology
Comorbidity Medicine & Life Sciences
Microbiology Medicine & Life Sciences
jackals Agriculture & Biology
Pharmacy Students Medicine & Life Sciences
Squalius cephalus Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2012 2019

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Crooks, N., 8 Feb 2019, Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Vonk, J. & Shackelford, T. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

A citizen science based survey method for estimating the density of urban carnivores

Scott, D., Baker, R., Charman, N., Karlsson, H., Yarnell, R., Mill, A., Smith, G. & Tolhurst, B., 22 May 2018, In : PLoS ONE.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
survey method
suburban area

Age-related changes to the expression of nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (Nrf2), a regulatory antioxidant and xenobiotic defence gene

Scutt, G., Overall, A., Bakrania, P., Krasteva, E., Parekh, N., Ali, K., Davies, G. & Rajkumar, C., 2018, 14th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society: Advancing Geriatric Medicine in a Modern World. (European Geriatric Medicine).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNResearchpeer-review

Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

Activities 2012 2019

Frontiers in Microbiology: Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy (External organisation)

Ian Cooper (Chair)
17 May 2019

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

Environmental Biology of Fishes (Journal)

Neil Crooks (Reviewer)
3 Apr 20195 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Sexual Dimorphism in the Lesser Spotted Catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula)

Neil Crooks (Presenter)
4 Jul 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk