Recent Staff Leavers & PhD Alumni

Recent Staff Leavers

  • Donal Smith (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
  • Andrew Allan (Postdoctoral Research Assistant)
  • Emmeline Broad (Benthic Image Annotation Intern)
  • Roi Maor (Research Assistant)
  • Cally Ham (Badger Project Coordinator)


PhD Alumni (with theses titles)


  • Lola Brookes
    Reduction and refinement of non-model amphibians used in amphibian disease testing.
  • Richard Cornford
    Model development and automated data collation for global biodiversity indicators.
  • Elise Damstra
    Using acoustic remote sensing to monitor coffee farm biodiversity.
  • Shawn Dove
    Improving the robustness and reliability of population-based global biodiversity indicators.
  • Nicholas Dunn
    Advancing eDNA methods for monitoring sharks and rays.
  • Phillip Jervis
    Self medication: Using amphibian skin secretions to explain discrepancies in their response to infectious disease and predation.
  • Fay Morland
    Drivers of female reproductive failure in the hihi, Notiomystis cincta.


  • Gonzalo Albaladejo Robles
    Understanding how terrestrial vertebrate life-history strategies shape responses to climatic seasonality and landscape heterogeneity.
  • Bryony Allen
    Transmission of amphibian parasites: exploring the influences of host identity and exposure scenario on key transitions in the transmission pathway.
  • Lucy Archer
    Developing a conservation evidence-base for the critically endangered Philippine pangolin (Manis culionensis) to inform conservation action in Palawan, Philippines.
  • Lauren Attfield
    Mathematical modelling of the ecological and environmental drivers of zoonotic disease with an application to Lassa fever.
  • Matilda-Jane Brindle
    Autosexual behaviour in primates: form, phylogeny and function.
  • Ella Browning 
    Improving the understanding of bat population trends in Great Britain.
  • Peter Carr 
    Exploring the benefits of a tropical, large-scale marine protected area for breeding seabirds.
  • Claire Collins 
    Human dimensions of non-compliance in a large-scale Marine Protected Area.
  • Sérgio da Silva Henriques
    Protecting the unknown: towards assessing extinction risk in megadiverse groups.
  • Rosalind Gleave
    Building a conservation evidence base for the critically endangered blue-crowned Laughingthrush Pterorhinus courtoisi.
  • Susannah Gold 
    Implications of non-lethal rabies exposure in domestic dogs and African wild dogs for disease dynamics and control.
  • Alice Haughan 
    Investigating the impact of climate change, land use change, and their interactions on forest loss in India.
  • Sean Jellesmark
    Measuring the impact of conservation on species’ populations.
  • Lizzie Jones 
    The role of shifting baseline syndrome in the management of animal populations.
  • Stephen Long 
    The sustainability of deep-sea fishing in Greenland from a benthic ecosystem perspective: the nature of habitats, impacts of trawling and the effectiveness of governance.
  • Thalassa McMurdo Hamilton 
    Making better decisions for the conservation of threatened species: science, values and New Zealand’s rarest bird.
  • Joseph Millard 
    Causes and consequences of global pollinator biodiversity change in the Anthropocene.
  • Helen Muller
    Contentious conservation: Understanding the socio-ecological impacts of trophy hunting in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Christopher Owen
    Global genomic diversity of a major wildlife pathogen: ranavirus, past and present.
  • Henrike Schulte to Bühne
    Do climate and land use changes interact to precipitate biodiversity loss?
  • Yara Shennan-Farpón
    Restoration pathways for Brazil’s Atlantic Forest: finding co-benefits for people and biodiversity.
  • Michael Williamson
    The environmental drivers influencing the movement networks and ecology of reef sharks in the Chagos archipelago.


  • Caitlin Andrews 
    Foraging for a foothold: causes and consequences of dietary variation in a threatened avian pollinator.
  • Paul Barnes 
    Knowledge and conservation in the Cyclops Mountains, Papua Province, Indonesia.
  • Liam Fitzpatrick 
    Mosquito ecology and the epidemiology of vector-borne avian pathogens in Galápagos.
  • Heidi Ma 
    Local perceptions of biodiversity loss and conservation: insights from rural communities around a key protected area in Hainan, China.
  • Daniel Nicholson 
    Colonisation, phenotypic change, and survival: Anolis introductions in Panama.
  • Alexandra Peñafiel-Ricaurte 
    Ecology of Ranavirus and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection: assessing the roles of invasive aquatic species and seasonality.
  • Jonathan Rio 
    A revision of the evolutionary relationships of Crocodylia.
  • Rosie Williams 
    Persistent organic pollutants: assessing the threat to cetaceans.


  • Mario Alvarado-Rybak 
    Epidemiology of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Chile and the role of the invasive African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) as a vector.
  • Judith Ament 
    Human-wildlife coexistence in a changing environment.
  • Stephanie Brittain 
    Integrating local knowledge into wildlife population monitoring.
  • Deborah Fogell 
    Measuring the effects of supplementary feeding and biosecurity on the trajectory of a threatened avian population.
  • Cally Ham 
    The ecology of pathogen transmission between wildlife and livestock.
  • Samuel Jones 
    Towards a mechanistic understanding of elevational range occupation and territorial behaviour in tropical montane songbirds.
  • Alexander Knight 
    The conservation genetics of hihi (Notiomystis cincta) and epidemiology of coccidian infection.
  • Cassandra Raby 
    Understanding drivers of parasite infections in baboons: insights across multiple levels, from populations to genetics.
  • Thomas Smallwood 
    Modelling infectious disease in threatened wildlife to inform conservation management.


    • Kieran Bates 
      Drivers underpinning heterogeneity in host-pathogen systems.
    • Adam Britton 
      Assessing human impacts on Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish communities.
    • Philip Chapman 
      Prospects for mammals in Borneo's selectively-logged tropical forests: looking beyond species richness and abundance.
    • Anthony Dancer 
      On the evaluation, monitoring and management of law enforcement patrols in protected areas.
    • Guilherme Ferreira 
      Camera trapping Cerrado mammals: assessing protected area effectiveness, influence of anthropogenic pressure and the occupancy-abundance relationship.
    • Victoria Franks 
      Effects of early-life social experiences on learning and conservation in a threatened songbird.
    • Angharad Jones 
      The palaeodietary and morphometric responses of Pleistocene spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta Erxleben, 1777) to environmental changes in Europe.
    • Agnese Marino 
      Coexistence with large carnivores in the north west of Spain.
    • Claudia Martina Luna 
      Individual differences in cognitive abilities and task performance in wild chacma baboons (Papio ursinus).
    • Lisa Mogensen 
      Identifying key threats and conservation requirements for the Critically Endangered Yangtze finless porpoise.
    • Daniella Rabaiotti 
      The impact of climate change on a tropical carnivore: from individuals to species.
    • Rebecca Short 
      Disentangling the net: the socio-ecological dynamics of mosquito net fishing.
    • Donal Smith 
      The drivers of variation in susceptibility to the amphibian-killing fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.
    • Fiona Spooner 
      Predicting population trends under environmental change: comparing methods against observed data.
    • Gemma Taylor 
      Improving the recovery efforts of threatened species.
    • Joseph Taylor 
      Exploring the implications of climate trends and extreme weather events for species conservation in Mauritius.


      • Lewis Campbell 
        An investigation into the impacts of an emerging viral pathogen on wild populations of U.K. common frog (Rana temporaria).
      • Charlotte Clarke
        Investigating the host-parasite dynamics of a novel amphibian dermocystid disease in an isolated population of palmate newts in the UK.
      • Sally Faulkner 
        Integrating GIS approaches with geographic profiling as a novel conservation tool.
      • Marc Fernandez Morron
      • Helen Gath 
        Conservation management of the endangered Mauritius parakeet, Psittacula echo.
      • Gianfranco Gliozzo 
        Leveraging the value of crowdsourced geographic information to detect cultural ecosystem services.
      • James Hansford 
        Diversity and extinction in Aepyornithidae.
      • Anne Hilborn 
        The effect of individual variability and larger carnivores on the functional response of cheetahs.
      • Sahil Nijhawan 
        Human-animal relations and the role of cultural norms in tiger conservation in the Idu Mishmi of Arunachal Pradesh, India.
      • Helen O'Neill 
        Making connections: conserving landscapes for wide-ranging species.


        • Dominic Bennett 
          An appraisal of the 'Living Fossil' concept.
        • Katherine Booth-Jones 
          Distribution and gene-flow in a hybridising population of Pterodroma petrels.
        • Clare Duncan 
          Mangrove forest ecosystem services: biodiversity drivers, rehabilitation, and resilience to climate change.
        • Andrew Jacobson 
          Large carnivores under threat: investigating human impacts on large carnivores in East Africa.
        • Freya Jephcott 
          Inefficient responses to unlikely outbreaks: a case study of a supposed monkey-borne virus outbreak in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana.
        • Natoya Jourdain 
          New analytical methods for camera trap data.
        • Gwen Maggs 
          The ecology and conservation of wild and reintroduced populations of the critically endangered Mauritius olive white-eye Zosterops chloronothos.
        • Kirsten McMillan 
          Epidemiology of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, across multiple spatial scales.
        • Felix Mkonyi 
          People and predators: Understanding human-carnivore conflict in the Tarangire-Simanjiro ecosystem, northern Tanzania.
        • Elizabeth Moorcroft 
          Paws for thought: assessing the efficacy of monitoring techniques for rare and elusive species.
        • David Orchard 
          The population structure and demography of Triturus cristatus in agricultural landscapes of North-West England.
        • Leandro Patino 
          Evolution and community structure of parasites in Galápagos giant tortoises.
        • Silke Riesle Sbarbaro 
          The persistence and zoonotic emergence of viral infections in fruit bats in Ghana.
        • Andrés Valenzuela Sánchez 
          Is chytridiomycosis a threat to the Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii)? A multi-approach disease risk assessment.
        • Juliet Wright 
          The role of livelihood interventions within complex social-ecological systems.


          • Claudia Amphlett 
            The impacts of extreme climatic events on pastoralists and predators in East African rangelands.
          • Alice Baniel 
            Conflicts over reproduction in a wild social primate, the chacma baboon (Papio ursinus).
          • Emily Bell 
            Phenotypic plasticity and the origins of castes in eusocial insects.
          • Anne-Sophie Bertrand 
            Characterization and conservation of the Iguaçu National Park, Brazil.
          • David Curnick 
            The role of marine protected areas in conserving highly mobile pelagic species.
          • Jeremy Cusack 
            From inventories to interactions: inferring mammal community patterns and processes from camera trap data.
          • David Daversa 
            Movement and parasitism in fragmented habitats.
          • Simon Dures 
            Transfrontier lion conservation: Applying genetics across time and space.
          • Ellie Dyer 
            A global study of the distribution and richness of alien bird species.
          • Ben Garrod 
            Primates of the Caribbean: using historical-era introductions of monkeys in the Lesser Antilles to understand rates of island evolution.
          • Michael Hudson 
            Conservation management of the mountain chicken frog.
          • Gita Kasthala 
            Resilience within a highland freshwater socio-ecological system: the crayfish of Lake Paniai, Papua Province, Indonesia.
          • Alexander Lee 
            The evolutionary ecology of animal information use and social dominance.
          • Sean Morrow 
            The effects of DNA damage caused by sperm cryopreservation in Xenopus.
          • Kate Richardson 
            Dispersal: the effects of phenotype and habitat selection in reintroduced populations.
          • Goncalo Rosa 
            Impact of emerging diseases on amphibian assemblages.
          • Su Shan 
            The bird trade in Taiwan: an analysis of an Eastern pathway to biological invasion.
          • Richard Suu-Ire 
            Potentially zoonotic viruses in the straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) in Ghana.
          • Veronica Zamora-Gutiérrez 
            Predicting the impacts of future environmental change on Mexican bats.


            • Frances Clare 
              Quantifying the impact of infection by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on montane populations of Alytes obstetricans.
            • Murray Collins 
              Quantifying environmental indicators and assessing performance in tropical forest management.
            • Julieta Decarre 
              Diversity and structure of bird and mammal communities in the Semiarid Chaco Region: response to agricultural practices and landscape alterations.
            • Caitlin Douglas 
              The distribution and survival of riparian trees along a dammed ephemeral river.
            • Henry Ferguson-Gow 
              The evolution of social traits and biodiversity in the ants.
            • Rosalind Kennerley 
              The ecology of Hispaniolan solenodon and Hispaniolan hutia in agricultural and native forest systems in the Dominican Republic.
            • Helen Meredith 
              Improving the impact of amphibian conservation.
            • Nadia Richman 
              Using local informant data and boat-based surveys to improve knowledge on the status of the Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica).
            • Oliver Wearn 
              Mammalian community responses to a gradient of land-use intensity on the island of Borneo.
            • Emma Wombwell 
              Emerging infectious disease and the trade in amphibians.


              • Claire Asher 
                The dynamics of reproductive dominance in dinosaur ants.
              • Lucie Bland 
                Resolving the effects of data deficient species on the estimation of extinction risk.
              • Jessica Bryant 
                Developing a conservation evidence-base for the Critically Endangered Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus).
              • Chris Clements 
                Extinction and environmental change: testing the predictability of species loss.
              • Jennifer Crees 
                Dynamics of large mammal range shifts and extinction: evidence from the Holocene record of Europe.
              • Helen Cross 
                The importance of small-scale fishing to rural coastal livelihoods: a comparative case-study from the Bijagós Islands, Guinea Bissau.
              • Tammy Davies 
                Assessing the relationship between poverty and biodiversity, in the context of land use change in the Solomon Islands.
              • Rhys Farrer 
                Comparative genomics and epidemiology of the amphibian-killing fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.
              • Alexander Gorbachev 
                Predicting species distributions and understanding the impacts of future global change on bat biodiversity across Western Russia.
              • Charlotte Hawkins 
                Improving predictions of species responses to environmental change: a case study in European bats.
              • James McNamara 
                The dynamics of a bushmeat hunting system under social, economic and environmental change.
              • Hannah O'Kelly 
                Monitoring conservation threats, interventions and impacts on wildlife in a Cambodian tropical forest.
              • Stephen Price 
                Emergence of a virulent wildlife disease: using spatial epidemiology and phylogenetic methods to reconstruct the spread of amphibian viruses.
              • Lisa Signorile 
                Genetic determinants of the expansion of eastern grey squirrel populations across europe.
              • Freya Smith 
                The epidemiology of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the UK.
              • David Stanton 
                Phylogeography, population genetics and conservation of the okapi.
              • Leila Walker 
                The consequences of early- and adult-life nutrition for the colour and conservation of hihi Notiomystis cincta.


              • Kate Baker 
                The African straw-coloured fruit bat, Eidolon helvum, as a reservoir host for viral zoonoses.
              • Paddy Brock 
                Immunity, life history and conservation in the Galapagos sea lion.
              • Alecia Carter 
                Conceptual and methodological perspectives on the evolution of personality.
              • Alienor Chauvenet 
                Modelling the dynamics of translocated populations.
              • Fay Clark 
                Can cognitive challenge enhance the psychological well-being of large-brained mammals in zoos?
              • Robin Curtis 
                The importance of resources in determining butterfly population abundance at multiple scales.
              • Martina Di Fonzo 
                Inferring extinction risk and causation from population trends: case studies in the vertebrates.
              • Aisyah Faruk 
                Evaluating the impact of oil palm plantations on tropical amphibians.
              • Eric Isai Ameca y Juarez 
                Natural population die-offs: lessons for conservation.
              • Alexandra Kamins 
                Bats as bushmeat in Ghana.
              • Harry Marshall 
                Social foraging behaviour in a varying environment.
              • Johanna Nielsen 
                The evolutionary genetics of meerkats (Suricata suricatta).


              • Julio Benavides 
                Disease dynamics in complex social systems - the emergence of infectious diseases in primates.
              • Rose Cairns 
                A critical analysis of the discourses of conservation and science on the Galapagos Islands.
              • Alanna Collen 
                The evolution of echolocation in bats: a comparative approach.
              • Gillian Eastwood 
                The potential ecology of West Nile Virus on the Galapagos Islands.
              • Nicholas Hill 
                Livelihood diversification for conservation: Interactions between seaweed farming and fishing in Danajon Bank, central Philippines.
              • Laura Martinez 
                Effect of solar radiation on cetaceans.
              • Peter Minting 
                An investigation into the effects of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) on natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) populations in the UK.
              • Kirsty Morris
              • Alison Peel 
                The epidemiology of Lagos bat virus and henipaviruses in straw-coloured fruit bats (Eidolon helvum), using population genetics to infer population connectivity.
              • Olutolani Smith 
                The population genetics and structure of the Sumatran tiger.


              • Savrina Carrizo 
                Changes in the distribution and abundance of North American breeding birds.
              • Ian Craigie 
                An assessment of the performance of Africa’s protected areas.
              • Daria Dadam 
                Is disease an important factor in the decline of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) in Greater London?
              • David Hayman 
                Lagos bat virus ecology in Eidolon Helvum.
              • Bjorn Schulte-Herbruggen 
                The importance of bushmeat in the livelihoods of cocoa farmers living in a wildlife depleted farm-forest landscape, SW Ghana.
              • Michelle Taylor 
                Distribution and diversity of octocorals from longline by-catch around South Georgia, UK.


              • Arnaud Bataille 
                Population genetics and disease ecology of mosquito spp. in Galapagos.
              • Amanda Duffus 
                Ranavirus ecology in common frogs (Rana temporaria) from the United Kingdom: transmission dynamics, alternate hosts and host-strain interactions.
              • Becki Lawson 
                Endemic and emerging diseases of British garden birds.
              • Robert Pickles 
                Phylogeography and population structure of the giant otter, Pteronura brasiliensis.


              • Gerardo Acosta Jamett 
                Implications of dog-wildlife co-existence for conservation and public health.
              • Sophie Allebone-Webb 
                Evaluating dependence on wildlife products in rural Equatorial Guinea.
              • Patricia Brekke 
                Conservation genetics of an island endemic bird, the hihi (Notiomystis cincta).
              • Ruth Brown 
                Molecular ecology of petrels (Pterodroma spp.) from the Indian Ocean and NE Atlantic, and implications for their conservation management.
              • Natalie Cooper 
                Phylogenetic approaches for studying competition in mammals.
              • Amelia Dickman 
                Key determinants of conflict between people and wildlife, particularly large carnivores, around Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.
              • Emily Fitzherbert 
                Ecology, economics and conservation in oil palm.
              • Amber Griffiths 
                Population and immunocompetent genetic variation: a field-based study.
              • Andrew King 
                Leadership, coordinated behaviour, and information use in a social primate.
              • Maurus Msuha 
                Human impacts on carnivore biodiversity inside and outside protected areas in Tanzania.
              • Carlos Esteban Payan Garrido 
                Hunting sustainability, species richness and carnivore conservation in Colombian Amazonia.
              • Joseph Smith 
                Mammalian diversity and distribution in human altered tropical landscapes.


              • Jon Bielby 
                Extinction risk and population declines in amphibians.
              • Nicola Jenner 
                Contributions to offspring care by parents and helpers, and the factors affecting their levels of contribution, in the black-backed jackal, Canis mesomelas.
              • Janna Rist 
                Bushmeat catch per unit effort in space and time.
              • Nana Satake 
                Studies of cellular signalling mechanisms in boar spermatozoa initiated by oviductal epithelial cells.
              • Susan Walker 
                Spatial patterns in the distribution of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and outbreaks of fatal chytridiomycosis in European amphibian populations.
              • Shama Zaki Aldeen Abdul Haleem 
                Life history parameters and phylogenetic relationships of the European bitterling.


              • Tom Charman 
                Conservation ecology and genetics of the Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus).
              • Kate Ciborowski 
                Patterns of genetic variability during the decline of Iberian Atlantic salmon populations.
              • Khyne Mar 
                The demography and life history strategies of timber elephants in Myanmar.
              • Christopher Sandbrook 
                Tourism, conservation and livelihoods: the impacts of gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.


              • Elizabeth Boakes 
                An investigation of inbreeding depression and purging in captive populations.
              • Ben Collen 
                An investigation of inbreeding depression and purging in captive populations.
              • Simon Rees 
                Conservation genetics and ecology of the endangered Black Bog Ant, Formica picea.
              • Noelle Kumpel
                Incentives for sustainable hunting of bushmeat in Rio Muni, Equatorial Guinea.
              • Fredi Devas 
                The influence of social relationships on foraging success in chacma baboons (Papio ursinus).