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conservation ecology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 152 conservation ecology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Addressing social and ecological barriers to improve shark conservation in the UK

Overexploitation of marine ecosystems has resulted in many global shark populations becoming heavily depleted 1,2,3. These population declines are largely attributed to overfishing4 and have resulted in considerable ecological ramifications5. Read more

Conservation of at-risk turtle populations in Ontario, Canada, through ecohydrologically informed habitat restoration

Project Highlights. · Solution-focused research aimed to protect and restore the habitat that reptile populations depend on. ·      Strong international collaboration, with international secondment, and exciting field-based opportunities that support a wider research programme in boreal ecohydrology. Read more

Projecting the population dynamics of UK seals under climate change and fisheries stressors

This project is part of the. DPhil in Biology at the University of Oxford. Over the last three years, we have brought together a large collaboration of researchers to study UK seals using drones and time-lapse cameras. Read more

Fully-funded ACCE Environment project: Biodiversity and ecosystem service impacts of grey squirrels in current and future treescapes

Lead supervisor. Prof Piran White (University of York Department of Environment & Geography). Co-supervisors. Prof Jane Hill (University of York Department of Biology) Dr Lindsay Maskell (CEH) Giovanna Massei (Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control) Kay Haw (UK Squirrel Accord). Read more

Applied conservation of an iconic carnivore: Behaviour and population demographics of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in the face of sustained and emerging threats

In recent decades Eurasian otter Lutra lutra populations showed strong recovery from near catastrophic population decline during the 1950s-70s, but the latest National Survey in Wales highlights a worrying downturn across Wales (Kean and Chadwick, 2021). Read more

Behavioural responses of Afroalpine carnivores to human disturbance

This project is part of the. DPhil in Biology at the University of Oxford. Wild carnivores may adapt to different levels of disturbance through changes in their behaviour and ecology. Read more

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