Sam Bremmer Harrison

Samantha Bremner-Harrison

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Animal and Equine

Role

Dr Samantha Bremner-Harrison is the Course Leader for the MSc / MRes Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation postgraduate degree. She leads and/or teaches on the following Masters modules:

  • Species Recovery: Theories, Methods and Techniques
  • Captive Breeding and Husbandry
  • Conservation Genetics
  • MSc/MRes Research Project

Dr Bremner-Harrison contributes to the following Undergraduate level modules

  • Zoo Conservation and Education
  • Introduction to Zoology

Research areas

Areas of research include individual behavioural variation in a variety of species and the application of behavioural variation to conservation.

  • Behaviour and conservation: application of population / individual level variation in behaviour to improve conservation strategies. 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: Investigating population-level and localised responses to environmental selection pressures.

Opportunities arise to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD in the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained on the NTU Research Degrees website https://www.ntu.ac.uk/research/research-degrees-at-ntu

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and previous research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of the following organisations

University collaborations: University of Stockholm, Imperial College London; University of Nottingham.

Publications

An investigation into the effect of individual personality on re-introduction success, examples from three North American fox species: swift fox, California Channel Island fox and San Joaquin kit fox. Bremner-Harrison S, Cypher BL, and Harrison SWR, in Soorae PS (ed.) Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013. More case studies from around the globe, Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and Abu Dhabi, UAE: Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi

Resource use overlap between urban carnivores: Implications for endangered San Joaquin kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica). Harrison S, WR, Cypher BL, Bremner-Harrison S and Van Horn Job C. Urban Ecosystems, 2011, 14 (2), 303-311

Reintroducing San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) to vacant or restored lands: identifying optimal source populations and candidate foxes. Bremner-Harrison S and Cypher BL, Central Valley Project Conservation Program, 2011, p8

Changes in kit fox defecation patterns during the reproductive season: Implications for noninvasive Surveys. Ralls K, Sharma S, Smith DA, Bremner-Harrison S, Cypher BL and Maldonado JE, Journal of Wildlife Management, 2010, 74 (7), 1457 – 1462

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Press expertise

  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal personality
  • Reintroduction
  • Species conservation