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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farm buildings Agriculture & Biology
frogs Agriculture & Biology
microsatellite repeats Agriculture & Biology
badgers Agriculture & Biology
Rana Agriculture & Biology
loci Agriculture & Biology
jackals Agriculture & Biology
United Kingdom Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 1998 2019

Assessing the ecological and societal impacts of alien parrots in Europe using a transparent and inclusive evidence-mapping scheme

White, R., Strubbe, D., Dallimer, M., Davies, Z., Davis, A., Edelaar, P., Groombridge, J., Jackson, H., Menchetti, M., Mori, E., Nikolov, B., Pârâu, L., Pečnikar, Ž., Pett, T., Reino, L., Tollington, S., Turbé, A. & Shwartz, A., 15 Jul 2019, In : NeoBiota. 48, 48, p. 45-69 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
introduced species
socioeconomic impact
environmental impact
interspecific competition
experimental design

Brain food? Trophic transfer and tissue retention of microplastics by the velvet swimming crab (Necora puber)

Crooks, N., Parker, H. & Pernetta, A., 19 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 519, 6 p., 151187.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Portunidae
brain
crab
plastics
food

Chondrichthyes Navigation

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

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

Activities 2004 2019

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships-MRC

Neil Crooks (Reviewer)
19 Sep 201930 Sep 2019

Activity: External funding peer-review

Animals (Journal)

Bryony Tolhurst (Reviewer)
21 Jul 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work