Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Jenny Dunn

BSc Ecology (Leeds); MSc Biodiversity and Conservation (Leeds); PhD (Leeds)
Visiting Research Fellow
School of Biology

Background: I graduated from Leeds in 2004 with an Ecology BSc; my final year research project looked at altitudinal effects on the foraging ecology of the common and soprano pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus pipistrellus and P. pygmaeus) on the Isle of Man.  I then went on to complete an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation at Leeds; my MSc research project looked at competition and parasitism (by microsporidian parasites) between the endangered native White-Clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) and the highly invasive alien North American Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in Yorkshire. I completed my PhD at Leeds in 2009; my PhD investigated, amongst other things, the effects of food availability and predation risk on foraging behaviour and chick growth in a declining farmland bird species.  I am currently a conservation scientist with the RSPB, working on farmland bird conservation, and hold a visiting research fellowship at Leeds as part of a collaborative project between the RSPB and the University of Leeds.

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You can read more about Dr Dunn's interests here:
www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/projects/details/256862-turtle-dove-monitoring