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«Nottingham Trent University Doctoral School School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences PhD Projects 2016 Welcome to the Nottingham Trent ...»

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The aim is to determine the jackal population size, home range patterns and habitat selection, social structure and whether there is a genetically viable population. The data will allow us to identify the habitats and areas in which viable populations may persist and help us to identify the anthropogenic activities that are the greatest threat to the population. The work will provide data that can be used to develop appropriate management plans for conservation of the jackal population on Samos Island.

Funding for field research (site subsistence, logistics associated with the project, internal travel, research permits and funding for basic equipment and consumables) will be provided by Operation Wallacea in collaboration with Archipelagos Institute, which will host the project and provide local support.

Publications

Rozen-Rechels, D., van Beest, F., Richard, E., Uzal, A., Medill, S. and McLoughlin, •

P. D. 2015. Density-dependent, central-place foraging in a grazing herbivore:

competition and trade-offs in time allocation near water. Oikos 124(9): 1142– 1150.

Van Beest, F.M., Uzal, A., Vander Wal, E., Laforge, M., Contasti, A. L., Colville, D.

• and McLoughlin, P. D. 2014. Increasing density leads to generalization in both coarse grained habitat selection and fine-grained resource selection in a large mammal. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 147–156.

St John, F.A.V., Keane, A. M., Edwards-Jones, G., Jones, L., Yarnell, R.W. and • Jones, J.P.G. 2011. Identifying indicators of illegal behaviour: carnivore killing in

human-managed landscapes. Proceeding of the Royal Society B. DOI:

10.1098/rspb.2011

Supervisors: Dr Antonio Uzal and Dr Richard Yarnell

Dr. Antonio Uzal lectures Wildlife Conservation. Dr. Uzal has previously worked as a freelance consultant in wolf conservation in Spain. In the UK Dr Uzal has worked for Reading University and The Game and Wildlife Conservancy Trust. Dr Uzal's doctorate (Bournemouth University) studied the ecology and impacts of Sika deer on lowland heath.

His last publications have been focused on the spatial and population dynamics of wild horses. Currently Dr. Uzal is supervising two PhD students.

Dr Richard Yarnell is a Principal Lecturer in Biodiversity Conservation, and has research interests in ecology and conservation of mammals. Dr Yarnell leads the Ecology and Conservation Research Group, and has current research projects in the UK and Southern Africa. He is also a member of the IUCN Hyena Specialist Group. Currently Dr. Yarnell is supervising four PhD students and has previously supervised another four PhD students to completion.

Entry Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, you must hold, or expect to obtain, a UK Master’s degree (or equivalent according to NARIC) with a minimum of a merit/commendation, and/or a UK 1stClass/2.1 Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent according to NARIC) in Ecology, or related subject. The minimum English language proficiency requirement for candidates who have not undertaken a higher degree at a UK HE institution is IELTS 6.5 (with no element to be below 6.0).

Contact: antonio.uzal@ntu.ac.uk for informal discussions about this project

Applications should be made to the Doctoral School – www.ntu.ac.uk/doctoralschool

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