Behavioural Profiling for Species Reintroduction Strategies
Unit(s) of assessment: Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology
Research theme: Sustainable Futures
School: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Individual behavioural variation in a variety of species is investigated and applied to inform conservation strategies, in particular to optimise re-introduction success. Study species include swift fox, California Channel Island fox, San Joaquin kit fox, Telfair's skinks and wood mice. Behavioural variation in response to environmental selection pressures includes investigating population-level and localised responses to environmental selection pressures.
- Central Valley Project Conservation Program
- US Bureau of Reclamation
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- California State University, Stanislaus Endangered Species Recovery Program
- Mauritius Wildlife Foundation
- National Parks and Conservation Service (Mauritius)
- Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
- Chicago Zoological Society – Brookfield Zoo
- Imperial College London
- University of Nottingham
- University of Oxford
- University of Sheffield
Identifying sources of spatial overlap between urban carnivores: implications for endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica). Harrison SWR, Cypher BL, Bremner-Harrison S, Van Horn Job C, Urban Ecosystems, 2011, 14 (2), 303-311.
A novel system for the capture and immobilization of striped skunks. Harrison SWR, Cypher BL and Brown AD, Transaction of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society, 2007, 46, 56-62.
Development of a single-sampling non-invasive hair snare. Bremner-Harrison S, Harrison SWR, Cypher BL, Murdoch JD, Maldonado JE and Darden SK, Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2006, 34, 456-461.
Possible control of introduced giant African land snails (Achatina spp.) by the reintroduced endemic skink Leiolopisma telfairii, Ile aux Aigrettes, Mauritius. Copsey J, Shelbourne G, Grice R, Goder M, Buckland S, Jhumka Z, Nundlaul V, Jones C. & Cole N, Manag. Biolog. Invasions, 2011, 2.