Group Members

Current group members (4)

Current lab members include Emma Valbret (MRes - University of Leeds), Nadine Sugianto (DPhil / PhD Oxford student), Matthew Travers (Honours student) and myself.

Dr. Aurelio Malo, Senior Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford 
Biology Lecturer at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford

Nadine Sugianto, Oxford University (Start Jan 2016)
Co-supervised by Christina Bueshing and David Macdonald


Previous group members  (25)

The lab members below include PhD (4), MRes and MSc (20) as well as Honours students (2). An  A*  denotes having been awarded a distinction for a Master's or Honours thesis. Alumni are sorted in chronological order below.

Severin Dressen, PhD, Oxford University (2013-2017) - Completed
Population dynamics and space use in rodents. Sev´s Thesis co-supervised by Tim Coulson.


Tim Stratton, PhD, Nottingham Trent University (February 2012-April 2015) - Completed
Personality traits in mice and implications for reintroductions. Tim's PhD was co-supervised by Sam Bremner-Harrison.


Ben Godsall, PhD, Imperial College London (PhD student: July 2010-April 2015) - Completed
Drivers and consequences of space use in rodents.


Rachel Cates (A*) Honours Thesis. University of Oxford 2014-2015. Moonlight on the Activity of the wood mouse. Rachel is currently 

working as a volunteer in the Herpetology Department of the Natural History Museum (London).


Alex TuñasMSc. Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2017

Effects of inbreeding and mean kinship on survival, fecundity and sex ratio of the scimitar-horned oryx.

Alex´s Thesis was co-supervised by Tim Barraclough (Imperial College London).


Bryony Allen (A*) MSc. Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2012

Associations within a mixed-species rodent community social network. 

Bryony´s Thesis was co-supervised by Sarah Knowles (Royal Veterinary College).


Richard Barker. MSc. Imperial College London 2012.

The effects of inter-specific competition on Apodemus sylvaticus.

Richard moved on to do his PhD at Queen's University Belfast under 

the supervision of Dr Neil Reid. His project looks at the role biodiversity 

plays in mitigating carbon loss from tropical forest systems.


Sophie McLoughlin (A*) MSc. Ecological ApplicationsImperial College London 2012. 

Personality trait effects on wood mice daily activity patterns


Rose Mary Moorehouse-Gann (A*) MSc. Ecology Evolution and Conservation.Imperial College London 2012

Food abundance effects on rodent space use. 

Rose moved on to do a PhD at Cardiff University. Her research involves

 fieldwork in Mauritius where she work closely with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation 

Trust and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation


Severin Dressen (A*) MSc. Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2012. 

At what spatial scales does microhabitat impact space use by mice?


Lucy Sandbach. MRes. Imperial College London 2012. 

Phenotypic and circadian rhythm effects on metabolic rate in Apodemus sylvaticus


Olivia Hicks(A*) MRes. Imperial College London 2012. Phenotypic, ecological and environmental determinants of social interactions and its effects on wood mice over-winter survival


Marc Brouard. MRes. Imperial College London 2012. 

Habitat drivers of seed predation 


Kate Knipe. MSc. Imperial College London 2011

Field test of a footprint-tunnel method for detecting the presence-absence of hedgehogs


Michelle Goh. MSc. Conservation ScienceImperial College London2011

Developing an automated acoustic monitoring system to estimate abundance of Cory’s Shearwaters in the Azores


Simon Ginnaw. MSc. Imperial College London2011

Micro-habitat drivers of slowworm (Anguis fragilis) presence on broadleaf woodlands


Aimee Oxley. MSc. (A*)  Environmental TechnologyImperial College London 2011.

Assessing the impact of forest edges and matrix types on the composition of small mammals in the Interior Atlantic Forest of Paraguay


Thea Powell. MRes Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2011. 

Spatial home-range determinants on a wood mouse population during winter


Gavin Kingcome. MRes. Imperial College London 2010-2011. 

Using resource selection functions to predict habitat use in the wood mouse.


Samantha-Jane Mccandless. MSc. Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2011
Determinants of female reproduction in the wood mouse


Charlotte Wevill. MSc. Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2010. 

An integrated approach to identify individual level drivers of space use.


Zoe Grange (A*) MSc. Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2009

Determinants of parasite prevalence and intensity in Apodemus sylvaticus


Andrew Taylor. MSc. Cons. ForestImperial College London 2009. 
The influence of an invasive species upon natural woodland communities


Clare Prebble. MSc.Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2009

Behavioral responses of Apodemus sylvaticus to direct and indirect predator cues


Ben Godsall(A*) MRes. Ecology Evolution and Conservation. Imperial College London 2008 - 2009

The influence of predation risk and food abundance on space use by Apodemus sylvaticus


Raquel Lorensu (A*) Honours Thesis. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - MNCN (CSIC) Madrid 2001-2002.
Fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of environmental and genetic stress in natural populations of red deer