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Camera-based National mammal monitoring

  • School: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time
  • Starting: 2023
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / International student (non-EU) / Fully-funded


NTU's Fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme 2023

Project ID: ARES11

Estimates of population size are essential for managing and conserving wildlife. However, obtaining accurate and precise density estimates needed for population monitoring is challenging over large spatial and temporal scales. In the UK there is a lack of robust mammal population estimates which limits our understanding of their population trends and assessment of their conservation status.

With the advent of camera trapping combined with analytical tools to estimate density of unmarked animals such as Random Encounter Models the opportunity to estimate density of rare and elusive mammals and monitor their population trends accurately and precisely, across multiple habitats and wide geographic areas is now possible.

This project will collaborate with a number of external partners and implement and use a network of camera traps across mainland Great Britain to provide robust annual hedgehog population estimates across a range of habitats.

Supervisory Team:

Director of Studies: Dr Richard Yarnell

Co-Supervisor: Dr Antonio Uzal

Entry qualifications

For the eligibility criteria, visit our studentship application page.

How to apply

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Fees and funding

This is part of NTU's 2023 fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme.

Guidance and support

Application guidance can be found on our studentship application page.

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