SERT Projects

Birds

  • The ecology and reproductive behaviour of Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus) in an artificial wetland complex
  • Long-term monitoring of Barn owl (Tyto alba) diet in South Wales
  • Shorebird ecology and conservation in Swansea Bay SSSI

Mammals

  • Water vole (Arvicola amphibious) ecology and conservation in non-linear wetlands
  • Predation of water voles (Arvicola amphibious) by British native and non-native mammalian carnivores
  • Development and assessment of methods used to monitor otters (Lutra lutra) 
  • Otter (Lutra lutra) trophic ecology and behaviour in freshwater and marine habitats
  • The impact and perception of otter (Lutra lutra) and mink (Neovison vison) predation in still water fisheries in Wales
  • Gender trophic partitioning in polecats (Mustela putorius)
  • Polecat (Mustela putorius) and polecat-ferret (Mustela putorius furo) distribution in England and Wales
  • Niche dynamics of sympatric carnivores
  • Communication signalling in mustelid species
  • Mink (Neovison vison) diet and distribution in Wales
  • The effects of artificial lighting on bat distribution and foraging behaviour
  • Monitoring mammal distribution in South Wales
  • Feral cat predation of Galapagos penguins

Amphibians and Reptiles

  • Adder ecology and conservation in South Wales
  • Assessment and development of approaches used to monitor terrestrial reptiles
  • Amphibian predation by mammalian carnivores

Fish

  • Long-term monitoring of eel (Anguilla anguilla) populations in Newport Wetlands using a carnivore sentinel approach

Restoration Ecology

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services of brownfield sites
  • Regeneration of urban and industrial landscapes 
  • Effects of renewable energy developments on habitats and species

Freshwater ecology

  • The status, distribution and ecology of medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) in South Wales
  • Freshwater macro-invertebrate ecology, monitoring and distribution

Invertebrates

  • Dragonfly ecology and use of UV signals
  • Invertebrate assemblages associated with brownfield and urban churchyard sites

Marine Molluscs

  • Taxonomy and identification of the sea slug collections of the Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon, Indonesia
  • Updating and monitoring the taxonomy and biogeography of Red Sea opisthobranchs, with a special interest in alien species
  • Support to ACCM - Zavora Marine Lab, Inhambane Province, Mozambique, in cataloguing local species of nudibranchs
  • Production of taxonomic guide to the sea slugs of the western Indian Ocean
  • Investigation into the internal fine structure of Ensis siliqua shells

Pollinators

  • The influence of grassland habitat quality and climate on hoverfly communities 
  • Creation of an open access British hoverfly species DNA barcode library 
  • Investigation of hoverfly-flower interactions using novel DNA barcoding approaches

Parasitology and Disease

  • Ecto- and endo- parasitology of British mammalian species
  • The seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in UK marine and terrestrial mammals
  • Environmental and foodborne sources of Toxoplasma gondii 
  • Sample archive centre for the DEFRA WildComms initiative

Animal Ecology and Radar

  • Use of radar sensors to trigger camera traps to for invertebrates and reptiles
  • The use of harmonic radio systems to track insects