Research Interests

The behaviour, ecology, welfare and management of mammals, particularly small mammals.

© Clare Bowen

Current and recent projects

  • Forest design and management for red squirrel conservation (Island of Arran; Kielder Forest, Northumberland; Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria).
  • Survey techniques for squirrels (Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria).
  • The ecology of island voles (Skomer, Mull, Raasay, Jersey).
  • The ecology of hedgehogs in the Royal Parks, London.
  • Beaver introductions to England, beaver management.
  • Small mammals on the Isle of Arran.
  • Camera trap studies on small mammals: survey and animal behaviour (Alice Holt Forest, Surrey; Thundry Meadows, Surrey).
  • The long-term dynamics of woodland rodents (Alice Holt Forest, Surrey).
  • Pine marten-grey squirrel interactions.