Dr Gentle is Course Leader for the BSc in Wildlife Conservation. She teaches modules including Biodiversity Conservation, Behavioural & Evolutionary Ecology and Experimental Design. Her research interests include Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Conservation.
Areas of research interest include Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Conservation.
Current PhD students:
- Esther Kettel (A comparison of urban and rural behaviours in the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus))
- Oluseun Akinsorotan (Impacts of illegal human activities on mammal occupancy in Old Oyo National Park, Nigeria)
- Robert Davis (Leopard ecology and conservation in Malawi – In collaboration with Carnivore Research Malawi and Dr Emma Stone)
- Inga Jaenecke (Brown hyaena conservation status and distribution – In collaboration with Brown Hyena Research Project and Dr Ingrid Wiesel)
Past PhD students:
- Louisa Richmond-Coggan (Brown hyaena conservation in South Africa)
- Holly Root-Gutteridge (Bioacoustics of wolf howls)
- Anna Champneys (Factors affecting the survival and distribution of water shrews)
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences exist, and further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.
Sponsors and collaborators
Current and recent research is conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of:
- University of Oxford
- University of Sheffield
- South Nottinghamshire Ringing Group
Improving individual identification in captive Eastern grey wolves (Canis lupus lycaon) using the time course of howl amplitudes. Root-Gutteridge H, Bencsik M, Chebli M, Gentle LK, Terrell-Nield C, Bourit A and Yarnell RW, Bioacoustics: The International Journal of Animal Sound and its Recording, 2013 (epub ahead of print)
Attempted predation by common kestrel at a house sparrow nestbox. Gentle LK, Gooden D and Kettel E, British Birds, 2013, 106, 412-413
Identifying individual wild Eastern grey wolves (Canis lupus lycaon) using fundamental frequency and amplitude of howls. Root-Gutteridge H, Bencsik M, Chebli M, Gentle LK, Terrell-Nield C, Bourit A and Yarnell RW, Bioacoustics: The International Journal of Animal Sound and its Recording, 2013 (epub ahead of print)
Characterization of 38 microsatellite loci in the European blackbird, Turdus merula (Turdidae, AVES). Simeoni M, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Coiffait L, Wolff K, Evans KL, Gaston KJ and Hatchwell BJ, Molecular Ecology Resources, 2009, 9(6), 1520-1526
Characterisation of spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) microsatellite loci. Wilhelm K, Dawson DA, Gentle LK, Horsefield GF, Scholtterer C, Greig C, East M, Hofer H, Tautz D and Burke T, Molecular Ecology Notes, 2003, 3, 360-362
Microsatellite loci in the crested newt (Triturus cristatus) and their utility in other newt taxa. Krupa AP, Jehle R, Dawson, DA, Gentle LK, Gibbs M, Arntzen JW and Burke T, Conservation Genetics, 2002, 3, 85-87
The effects of altering perceived predation risk on the fat reserves of wild Great Tits, Parus major. Gentle LK & Gosler AG Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, 2001, 268, 487-491
Conditioning pigeons to discriminate naturally lit insect specimens. Green PR, Gentle LK, Peake TM, Scudamore RE, McGregor PK, Gilbert F and Dittrich WH, Behavioural Processes, 1999, 46, 97-102See all of Louise Gentle's publications...
- Behavioural Ecology
- Evolutionary Biology
- Animal Behaviour
- Wildlife Conservation