Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Areas of Teaching Expertise

Species and habitat monitoring and conservation, environmental law and policy, applied biology and ecology, sustainable development.

About Me

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Conservation and an MSc in Environmental Management for Agriculture as well as qualifications in teaching, applied biology and veterinary nursing. I have industry-based certifications linked to drone (UAV) use, protected species monitoring and machinery use.

My experience is varied, including working on conservation management and wildlife rescue projects. I enjoy guiding students to reach their full academic potential and teach academic skills and science as well as a range of ecological topics. As an External Examiner I also work with universities to verify assessment on animal science and conservation degrees.

Ultimately, I love being able to spend time outdoors exploring different environments and identifying the vegetation within them. I coordinate the butterfly and dormouse monitoring programmes on campus and am a hedgehog champion (as part of the BHPS Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme, where UCS holds silver status). I encourage students to take part in these additional opportunities.

Twitter: @NicolaEcol 

Recent publications:

Edwards. N., Leech, T. & Warner, D. (2015).  Nail fungus Poronia punctata in Norfolk, and possible factors affecting its appearance at Hockwold Heath and Cranwich Camp.  Transactions of the Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists Society, 48, 34-39.