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Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Areas of Teaching Expertise
Agricultural ecology, plant-invertebrate interactions, water quality protection, avian behavioural ecology and monitoring

About Me

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science and an MSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation from University of Reading. My PhD investigated the role of multifunctional field margin vegetative strips for the support of ecosystem services. I am also a licensed and active BTO bird ringer.

Twitter: @ClairesTaiao 

Recent publications:

Cresswell, C. J., Cunningham, H. M., Wilcox, A., Randall, N. P. (2019). A trait‚Äźbased approach to plant species selection to increase functionality of farmland vegetative strips. Ecology & Evolution, 00, 1‚Äď 12.¬†https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.5047¬†

Cresswell, C. J., Cunningham, H. M., Wilcox, A., & Randall, N. P. (2018). What specific plant traits support ecosystem services such as pollination, bio‚Äźcontrol and water quality protection in temperate climates? A systematic map. Environmental Evidence, 7, 2.

Blowers, C. J., Cunningham, H. M., Wilcox, A., & Randall, N. P. (2017). What specific plant traits provide ecosystem services such as pollinator support, bio‚Äźcontrol and water quality protection? A systematic map protocol. Environmental Evidence, 6, 3.