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Student Research Projects

Students are encouraged to undertake innovative and challenging research projects as part of their degree. Examples of research titles include:

  • Salinity tolerance in dog whelks
  • Effect of shading on riverine invertebrates
  • Invertebrates in Urban habitats
  • Habitat preference in tropical forest hornbills
  • Spider abundance and distribution in hedgerows
  • Nest site selection in barn owls
  • Distribution of Woodland invertebrates in grazed and ungrazed woodland plots
  • Habitat use by small mammals in coppice
  • Habitat use of water voles in distribution to grazing pressure
  • Visitor disturbance and public attitudes on bird reserves
  • Bird faunas of woodland in relation to understory habitat
  • Spatial utilisation of enclosures by captive Nicobar pigeons
  • Spatial utilisation of enclosures by captive binturongs
  • Adder habitat use and site connectivity
  • Feeding preferences of garden birds at feeders

 

  • More BSc (Hons) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Research Projects

    • Effects of watercress production on Gammarus pulex abundance
    • Is moth diversity influenced by environmental gradients in different garden habitats?
    • Bat Foraging at Eyeworth Pond
    • River invertebrates and the effects of human disturbance and different management techniques
    • Effects of trap height in relation to number and species composition of captures of UK macro moths (Lepidoptera) with special emphasis on Hawkmoths of the family Sphingidae
    • Size preferences in Reptile Refugia
    • Does the surrounding area of a New Forest heathland car park have an increased species richness due to recreational activities?
    • The development of footprint tracking tubes in the quest to identify presence of the hazel doormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius)
    • Abundance of ancient woodland indicator flora species within a semi natural ancient woodland coppice rotation
    • Can UK wildlife rescue centre data be used to help estimate the population of Erinaceus europaeus and spot trends relating to disease (and injury) within the species? Is the data significant?
    • The higher the pheasant release pen stocking density, the further spread the effect is on broad-leaved woodland ground flora
    • Soil moisture and habitat Selection in Ground beetles
    • Impact of woodland size and habitat connections on woody species diversity
    • Comparison of reptile species in comparison to the surrounding environment
    • The Effects of Extended Field Margins on Small Mammal Populations
    • Exploration of the relationship between the epiphytic moss, Zygodon forsteri, and its host, Fagus sylvatica