Faculty of Biological Sciences

Masters Research Project Locations

Canada USA Mexico Ecuador Honduras Costa Rica Panama Galapagos - Ecuador Trinidad & Tobago Grenada Peru Brazil Bolivia Republic of Ireland Azores - Portugal UK Sweden Portugal Spain Gambia Egypt South Africa Mozambique Pakistan India Bangladesh Thailand Malaysia - Borneo Indonesia Australia New Zealand Cook Islands Belize Bermuda Samoa Mali China Latvia Kenya Greece Mauritius Russia

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  • Australia

    1 Recent project:

    Examination of mammal abundance across an altitudinal gradient in the wet tropics of Queensland, Australia

  • Portugal

    4 Recent projects:

    Public attitudes towards carnivore conservation in Portugal

    Foraging ecology and conservation of Cory's Shearwaters in the Azores archipelago

    The impact of habitat complexity on the density of mammals in islands in the Guadiana River, Evora, Portugal

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  • Bangladesh

    1 Recent project:

    Nice/habitat distribution modelling of species (probably birds) in India/Nilgiris or Bangladesh

  • Belize

    2 Recent projects:

    Frog populations in Belize

    Behavioural ecology and habitat partioning of two amphibian species (Craugaster sabrinus and C. sandersoni) in Belize

  • Bermuda

    2 Recent projects:

    Trouble in Paradise - the impact of invasive ant species in Bermuda

    Pollinators of Paradise

  • Bolivia

    2 Recent projects:

    Reconstructing the ecology of prehistoric fig trees by examining fig wasps trapped in amber

    A faunal assessment of Altu Madidi, Madidi National Park, Bolivia

  • Brazil

    1 Recent project:

    Feeding ecology of the Jaguar (Panthera onca) at the Cantao State Park, Brazil

  • Canada

    1 Recent project:

    Roost-tree selection by maternity groups of Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus) in the Cypress Hills, Canada

  • China

    1 Recent project:

    The impact of desertification on plant species in Guizhou Province, China

  • Cook Islands

    14 Recent projects:

    A survey of the distribution and abundance of myna birds and lorikeets on Atiu

    The effect of a tropical cyclone on the Blue Lorikeet population of Aikutaki, Cook Islands

    The impact of the coconut stick insect Graeffea crouanii on the coconut palm on Aitiu Island

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  • Costa Rica

    1 Recent project:

    Factors affecting hatching success rates of Leatherback Sea Turtles

  • Ecuador

    8 Recent projects:

    Assessing the role of water surface area and depth in the structure of faunal communities in epiphytic tank bromeliads in Ecuador

    Butterflies in Ecuador

    Effect of altitude on leaf litter ant species composition in a montane forest, Ecuador

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  • Egypt

    3 Recent projects:

    Diver impact on the coral reefs of the Red Sea, using key fish taxa as indicators of ecosystem health

    Quantifying diver impacts on coral reefs in Dahab, Red Sea

    Assessing the utility of track counts along transects for estimating relative abundance between sites

  • Ecuador

    8 Recent projects:

    Assessing the role of water surface area and depth in the structure of faunal communities in epiphytic tank bromeliads in Ecuador

    Butterflies in Ecuador

    Effect of altitude on leaf litter ant species composition in a montane forest, Ecuador

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  • Gambia

    1 Recent project:

    Ecotourism in the Gambia

  • Greece

    4 Recent projects:

    How pollen content in lake sediment of different depths reflect vegetation at Ioannina Basin

    Foraging ecology of the long-fingered bat (Myotis capaccini) in Dadia National Park

    The utilisation of artificial pools by bats within the Dadia Forest Reserve, Greece

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  • Grenada

    2 Recent projects:

    Effect of non consumptive wildlife oriented tourism on the nesting Leatherback (Demochelys coriacea) at Levera Beach Grenada

    The effect of artificial light sources on the selection of nest sites and the hatching orientation in leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in the Caribbean

  • Honduras

    1 Recent project:

    Altitudinal effects on bat diversity in the Merenden Mountains of Honduras

  • India

    21 Recent projects:

    Social immunity in leaf cutter ants

    The effect of habitat fragmentation on bat abundance and diversity in the Western Ghats, India

    Bat species richness and abundance between various rainforest fragments in the Western Ghats, India

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  • Indonesia

    1 Recent project:

    Herpetoflora community structure and responses to habitat (disturbance) on offshore island of Sulawesi, Indosenia

  • Ireland

    3 Recent projects:

    Comparative study of hoverflies as an indicator of habitat quality at two peatland sites in Co. Tipperary, Ireland

    The response of ant communities to global change

    Analysis of the factors affecting Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus hibernicus) densities on mountain blanket bog in Ireland

  • Kenya

    1 Recent project:

    Gastrointestinal Parasite infection rates in Black and White Rhinoceros: A comparative study between and within species in relation to reserve characteristics

  • Latvia

    1 Recent project:

    Cryptocephalus exigenuus research and possible re-introduction

  • Malaysia (Borneo)

    8 Recent projects:

    Invertebrate species richness and resource availability in rehabilitated logged forest, Danum Valley, Borneo

    Leaf litter invertebrate assemblages in rehabilitated forest in Sabah Borneo: does rehabilitation affect species composition?

    The effect of different logging regimes on an avian community in Borneo: a comparison of species richness, abundance, and functional diversity

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  • Mali

    1 Recent project:

    Termite-ant interactions across rainfall gradients in the Guinea savannas of Mali, West Africa

  • Mauritius

    2 Recent projects:

    Seed dispersal ecology of Ficus species in Mauritius

    Seed dispersal ecology of fig trees in the Mascarene Islands

  • Mexico

    1 Recent project:

    Host parasite interactions in stingless bees

  • Mozambique

    1 Recent project:

    Nesting beach preference of Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) Sea Turtles at Maputo Special Reserve (Mozambique), and the conservation and management implications

  • New Zealand

    2 Recent projects:

    An investigation into rat (Rattus rattus) response to stoat control with respect to forest passerines

    An investigation into the effect of predator control on the nesting success of selected New Zealand forest passerines

  • Pakistan

    2 Recent projects:

    Assessment of Blue Sheep (Pseudois nayaur nayaur) population and its future harvesting and conservation in Khunjerab Village Organisation (KVO) of northern areas of Pakistan

    Impact of Trophy Hunting on Markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) Population in Tushi Game Reserve, Chitral, North West Frontier Province of Pakistan

  • Panama

    4 Recent projects:

    Defending the fortress: disease resistance in plant-ant communities

    Defending the fortress: disease resistance mechanisms in semi-arboreal ants

    Host-parasite interactions in army ants (based in Panama)

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  • Peru

    1 Recent project:

    Behaviour of the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in relation to tourism pressure, in Manau Biosphere Reserve, Peru

  • Portugal

    4 Recent projects:

    Public attitudes towards carnivore conservation in Portugal

    Foraging ecology and conservation of Cory's Shearwaters in the Azores archipelago

    The impact of habitat complexity on the density of mammals in islands in the Guadiana River, Evora, Portugal

    (Click on country for full project list)

  • Russia

    1 Recent project:

    Altitudinal distributions of montane beetles in the Ural Mountains in relation to climate change scenarios

  • Samoa

    1 Recent project:

    Appropriate management method for protected areas (case study of National Parks and National reserves of Samoa)

  • South Africa

    3 Recent projects:

    The use of camera trap data to model habitat utilisation of leopard and other small mammals in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa

    Habitat requirements for breeding in the endangered Wettled Crane in Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa

    Space use and diet of selected large carnivores in a South Africa Game Reserve

  • Spain

    2 Recent projects:

    The distribution and reproductive ecology of threatened gypsum endemics of Almeria province

    Distribution, habitat, and the decline in central Spain of Parnassius apollo, a rare mountain butterfly

  • Sweden

    1 Recent project:

    Pollination by bumblebees in organic red clover fields, in the south of Sweden

  • Thailand

    3 Recent projects:

    The effects of rainforest disturbance on avian parasite load

    Experimental studies of the distribution and pollination of riparian fig trees in Thailand

    Assessing ecotourism and its potential in the Kanchanaburi area of Thailand

  • Trinidad and Tobago

    14 Recent projects:

    Tradeoffs in Guppies

    Trinidad Guppies

    Trinidadian Guppy shoaling behaviour

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  • UK

    225 Recent projects:

    Testing the oddity effect: do Guppies shoal with more cryptic conspecifics to avoid predation

    An assessment of an established population of atypical grass snakes Natrix natrix helvetica (Linnaeus) in Aire Valley, UK

    The condition and feeding ecology of Bewick's Swans overwintering in the UK; a comparisons between two sites using an Abdominal Profile Scoring system

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  • USA

    3 Recent projects:

    Marking function of urine in Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta): A comparison between a family troop and a troop of unrelated individuals

    The effect of Prairie Dog towns and Kangaroo Rat mounds on the diversity and composition of vegetation in the American Southwest

    Community ecology of Harvester Ants and the effect of burning and grazing land management practices on Harvester Ant communities in New Mexico, USA

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