Presentations

Since 2004

  • 2015-2019 – The Hedgehogs in Regent’s Park, London. Hedgehog training workshops, May and September.
  • 2019 – Volunteer surveys reveal an uncertain future for the last breeding population of hedgehogs in central London (with Nigel Reeve, Clare Bowen and Tess Pettinger). 8th International Workshop of the European Hedgehog Research Group, The Royal Parks, Hyde Park 22/3/19 [Invited].
  • 2019 – An evaluation of thermal infrared cameras for surveying hedgehogs in parkland habitats. (with Nigel Reeve, Clare Bowen and Tess Pettinger). 8th International Workshop of the European Hedgehog Research Group, The Royal Parks, Hyde Park 22/3/19.
  • 2019 – An improved identification marking method for hedgehogs (with Nigel Reeve and Clare Bowen). 8th International Workshop of the European Hedgehog Research Group, The Royal Parks, Hyde Park 22/3/19.
  • 2019 – A critical look at the use of GPS tags to study the movements of hedgehogs in a London park (with Nigel Reeve and Clare Bowen). 8th International Workshop of the European Hedgehog Research Group, The Royal Parks, Hyde Park 22/3/19.
  • 2019 – A curious distributional shift of hedgehogs in a London Park (with Nigel Reeve, Clare Bowen and Tess Pettinger). 8th International Workshop of the European Hedgehog Research Group, The Royal Parks, Hyde Park 22/3/19.
  • 2018 – Volunteers illuminate the nocturnal activities of hedgehogs (on behalf of The Mammal Society). The Mammal Society 64th Spring Conference, Exeter University 21/4/18.
  • 2016 – The status and distribution of small mammals on Jersey, Channel Islands (with Denise McGowan and Louise Magris). The Mammal Society 62nd Spring Conference, Yarnfield Park. 9/4/16.
  • 2016 – The relative importance of squirrels in the diet of pine martens as determined by feeding trials (with Vicki Breakell, Emma Sheehy, Christine Reed & Rachael Brydon). Researchers of the Future Conference. Wildwood, Kent, UK. 1/3/16 [invited].
  • 2015 – The use of camera traps for the study of small mammals (with Wendy Finlay). Kent Wildlife Trust, Hadlow College. 30/10/15.
  • 2015 – Red gives way to grey – is the complete replacement of red squirrels by grey squirrels in the British Isles now inevitable. Plenary –  7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels 1-5 June 2015, Helsinki, Finland [Invited}.
  • 2015 – Ranging behaviour of hedgehogs in one of London’s Royal Parks (with Nigel Reeve & Clare Bowen). The Mammal Society 61st Spring Conference, Lancaster, UK. 29/3/15.
  • 2014 – The Regent’s Park hedgehog project (with Nigel Reeve & Clare Bowen)The Mammal Society, Kent and Surrey Mammal Groups, Hadlow College, Tonbridge, UK. 13/12/14.
  • 2014 – Conserving red squirrels – cautionary tales from East Anglia and beyond. Suffolk Mammal Conference, Bury St. Edmunds UK. 15/11/14 [Invited].
  • 2014 – Vigilance and its links to social cohesion in a reintroduced equid. Sarah R.B. King & John Gurnell. Poster.  ISBE Conference. New York. 2/8/14.
  • 2013 – The riddle of body size variation in insular small mammals.   Arran Natural History Society, Arran. 3/10/13. [Invited]
  • 2013 – Squirrel Wars – A Yankee in the Court of King Arthur. British Science Festival, Newcastle and Kielder Forest , Northumberland. 9/9/13 [Invited]
  • 2013 – Invasive grey squirrels threaten red squirrels: can anything be done? Pressures on wildlife – conflicts and ecological debates. Birkbeck Institute of Environment, University of London in conjunction with the Ecology and Conservation Studies Society and the Linnean Society of London. Birkbeck College, University of London. 8/3/13. [Invited]
  • 2013 – How useful are camera traps for studying small mammals? John Gurnell & Wendy Finlay. Mammal Society Conference. Exeter University. 21/4/13.
  • 2012 – Wildlife interventions: cautionary tales of squirrels and other animals. Cranbrook Lecture. Mammal Society Spring Conference, University of Greenwich. 10th March 2012.2011 – Changing distributions, management and disease; the impact of alien grey squirrels on native red squirrels in Britain, 1990-2010. European Congress of Mammalogy, Paris, France. July 2011. [Invited]
  • 2011 – Invasive species. VIIth International Symposium on Wild Fauna, Edinburgh, October 2011. [Invited]
  • 2011 – Wildlife interventions: scientists, citizens and politicians. Keynote address WAVES (WildAnimals Vigilance Euromediterranean Society) Conference. 13th September 2011. [Invited]
  • 2010 – Squirrel survey and monitoring.  Natural England, Ashdown House, London. 27th January 2010. [Invited]
  • 2010 – Urban mammals. University International Year of Biodiversity. UEL Conference. September 2010. [Invited]
  • 2009 – Feasibility of Introducing Beavers to England. UK Beaver Seminar at Edinburgh Zoo. 15th December 2009. [Invited]
  • 2008 – The need to control over-successful species. The Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management Symposium on Wildlife Diseases at the Royal Society of Medicine, London W1. [Invited]
  • 2007 – Developing a monitoring strategy for red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) across the UK (with P.W.W. Lurz). The Scottish Squirrel Forum, Dundee, April 2007. [Invited]
  • 2006 – Tree squirrel conservation and management in UK. Plenary paper The Fourth International Colloquium on Tree Squirrels and the First Colloquium on Flying Squirrels 22nd to 29th March 2006 in Periyar Tiger Resreve, Kerala, India. [Invited]
  • 2006 – Current trends in squirrel research. (with PWW Lurz and S Rushton). Conference of the Conservation of Red Squirrels in Scotland in Edinburgh on 27th February 2006. [Invited]
  • 2006 – The status and conservation of red squirrels in Europe. Keynote paper Conference of the Conservation  of Red Squirrels in Scotland in Edinburgh on 27th February 2006. [Invited]
  • 2005 – Competition and coexistence in tree squirrels with particular reference to red and grey squirrels in Europe. Keynote address Irish Red Squirrel Conservation Symposium at Galway, Eire. April 2005. [Invited]
  • 2005 –  Ecological, economic and conservation implications of the alien grey squirrel in Europe. The Zoological Society of London’s Scientific Meeting on Animal Invasions on 10th May 2005. [Invited]
  • 2004 – Red squirrels.  JNCC/FC Action for Priority Woodland Species. Leicester University. 16th December 2004. [Invited]
  • 2004 – Modelling mammal distributions: ecological processes and spatial scale (with S. Rushton and P.W.W. Lurz) at the Mammal Society/Forestry Commission Symposium British Mammals: 50 years of Change. The Zoological Society of London. 26th November 2004. [Invited]