RESEARCH INTERESTS: Interdisciplinary research leading to meaningful conservation solutions: environmental DNA; marine biology; ethology; conservation psychology.
CURRENT RESEARCH: Developing and applying environmental DNA methods to detect and monitor priority British mammals: hazel dormouse, Eurasian otter, and European water vole.
et al., 2021, Meta-analysis shows that environmental DNA outperforms traditional surveys, but warrants better reporting standards, Ecology and Evolution, Vol:11, ISSN:2045-7758, Pages:4803-4815
et al., 2021, Quick detection of a rare species: Forensic swabs of survey tubes for hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius urine, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-210X, Pages:818-827
et al., 2020, Advances in metabarcoding techniques bring us closer to reliable monitoring of the marine benthos, Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol:57, ISSN:0021-8901, Pages:2234-2245
et al., 2019, Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds, Hydrobiologia, Vol:826, ISSN:0018-8158, Pages:25-41
et al., 2018, Spatial separation without territoriality in shark communities, Oikos, Vol:127, ISSN:0030-1299, Pages:767-779