Biography

I did my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Durham University during which I undertook a project investigating habitat use by badgers in agricultural habitats. After my degree I volunteered on a project investigating the behaviour of red squirrels in Merseyside. I went on to study my PhD in Jordan between 1996 and 2000 on desert mammals; carnivores and small mammals. I also had the opportunity to work with a project in Tanzania on cheetahs and be a visiting scientist to investigate biodiversity, specifically small cats, in different habitats in Chile. Post-doctoral I worked in Zambia, in Kafue National Park for a year surveying Biodiversity, from mammals, to amphibians, birds and butterflies. Shortly after this I took up an Academic Position at Brighton University. I moved to Keele to become Head of Life Sciences in 2019.

I have always had a passion for mammals and my research has led me into a passion for conservation helping to alleviate biodiversity loss and reduce human-wildlife conflict by finding solutions to coexistence. My research has developing into investigating impacts anthropogenic activities on mammal behaviour, ecology and biodiversity and a growing interest in why humans and wildlife come into conflict. I have had the opportunity to work on arrange of different projects in the UK and overseas, developing my expertise and interest in small mammals and carnivores. Examples of projects included assessing mammal communities in oil palm habitats in Indonesia, investigating the consequences of forest loss on communities in Madagascar and the impacts of land use change on small mammal communities in Estonia.

fox In 2006 we set up a Brown Hyaena Research Project in South Africa investigating human wildlife conflict in human dominated landscapes and in 2010 we started to develop studies on urban wildlife in the UK focusing on foxes, badgers and hedgehogs working with several partners, universities and community groups. In 2015 we launched a new project in South Africa looking at the impact of dehorning on rhino behaviour in response to the growing rhino poaching crisis. I have also developed interests in using molecular ecology as a tool to answer questions in conservation biology.

I am also passionate about science communication and citizen science projects where people can get involved with science projects. I have also appeared on several TV programs including the BBC ‘watch’ programmes with presenter Chris Packham focusing on research into urban mammals, showing how urban foxes coexist with humans.

Research and scholarship

rhinos My principal areas of research are focused on the interactions between humans and wildlife, such as, the consequences of anthropogenic change of the environment on mammalian communities, genetics, biodiversity and their ecology. This information is then integrated into developments of conservation biology theory and practice. I am also passionate about science communication and citizen science based research approaches. 

There are four main themes I am currently expanding and developing in conservation biology. These fundamentally address some of the long term consequences of our current approaches to conservation.

Species responses to anthropogenic landscape change and management: Investigating the ecological response of species and biodiversity to habitat change and human activity, for example, urbanisation, wetland habitats, anthropogenic activities and management.

dormice Human-carnivore conflict: Investigating the ecological and socio-economic issues surrounding human-carnivore conflict in South Africa and urban carnivores in the UK.

‌Landscape conservation genetics: The genetic consequences of landscape structure and permeability on wildlife population genetics, using jackal and brown hyena populations in South Africa, and, hazel dormice and water voles in the UK as models to investigate this.

Behavioural responses to management to inform conservation: As part of an interdisciplinary team, we are investigating the impact of landscape and animal management on animal behaviour focusing on species of conservation concern including the white rhino in South Africa and hedgehogs in the UK.

Teaching

I have been involved with teaching and training at multiple levels within the university and with external links, such as a visiting lecturer for a field course in Mongolia to teach desert ecology to Mongolian students. My teaching ethos is that animals ecology is a practical based subject and opportunities for students to learn through practice should be at the forefront of teaching. I am a strong advocate of integrating practical experience and experiential learning opportunities and I have developed practical based modules. I try to apply innovative ways for students to learn as well as student assessment and use a problem based exercises to help students apply theory to practice. 

I try to encourage students to use reflection, to think about what they have learnt and how to apply it. I am also strongly supportive of developing science communication skills and my assessments include producing science communication pieces using a range of media.

Subject areas which I and teach and supervise PGR students include:

Conservation Biology

Animal Behaviour

Behavioural Ecology

Evolution and Biodiversity

Selected Publications

  • Bearman-Brown LE, Baker PJ, Scott D, Uzal A, Evans L, Yarnell RW. 2020. Over-Winter Survival and Nest Site Selection of the West-European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in Arable Dominated Landscapes. Animals (Basel), vol. 10(9). link> doi> full text>
  • Tolhurst BA, Baker RJ, Cagnacci F, Scott DM. 2020. Spatial Aspects of Gardens Drive Ranging in Urban Foxes (Vulpes vulpes): The Resource Dispersion Hypothesis Revisited. Animals (Basel), vol. 10(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Noonan MJ, Fleming CH, Tucker MA, Kays R, Harrison A-L, Crofoot MC, Abrahms B, Alberts SC, Ali AH, Altmann J, Antunes PC, Attias N, Belant JL, Beyer DE, Bidner LR, Blaum N, Boone RB, Caillaud D, de Paula RC, de la Torre JA, Dekker J, DePerno CS, Farhadinia M, Fennessy J, Fichtel C, Fischer C, Ford A, Goheen JR, Havmøller RW, Hirsch BT, Hurtado C, Isbell LA, Janssen R, Jeltsch F, Kaczensky P, Kaneko Y, Kappeler P, Katna A, Kauffman M, Koch F, Kulkarni A, LaPoint S, Leimgruber P, Macdonald DW, Markham AC, McMahon L, Mertes K, Moorman CE, Morato RG, Moßbrucker AM, Mourão G, O'Connor D, Oliveira-Santos LGR, Pastorini J, Patterson BD, Rachlow J, Ranglack DH, Reid N, Scantlebury DM, Scott DM, Selva N, Sergiel A, Songer M, Songsasen N, Stabach JA, Stacy-Dawes J, Swingen MB, Thompson JJ, Ullmann W, Vanak AT, Thaker M, Wilson JW, Yamazaki K, Yarnell RW, Zieba F, Zwijacz-Kozica T, Fagan WF, Mueller T, Calabrese JM. 2020. Effects of body size on estimation of mammalian area requirements. Conserv Biol, vol. 34(4), 1017-1028. link> doi> full text>
  • Scott DM, Baker R, Tomlinson A, Berg MJ, Charman N, Tolhurst BA. 2020. Spatial distribution of sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) in urban foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Great Britain as determined by citizen science. URBAN ECOSYSTEMS, vol. 23(5), 1127-1140. link> doi>
  • Schaus J, Uzal A, Gentle LK, Baker PJ, Bearman-Brown L, Bullion S, Gazzard A, Lockwood H, North A, Reader T, Scott DM, Sutherland CS, Yarnell RW. 2020. Application of the Random Encounter Model in citizen science projects to monitor animal densities. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi> link> full text>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Bearman-Brown LE, Baker PJ, Scott D, Uzal A, Evans L, Yarnell RW. 2020. Over-Winter Survival and Nest Site Selection of the West-European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in Arable Dominated Landscapes. Animals (Basel), vol. 10(9). link> doi> full text>
  • Tolhurst BA, Baker RJ, Cagnacci F, Scott DM. 2020. Spatial Aspects of Gardens Drive Ranging in Urban Foxes (Vulpes vulpes): The Resource Dispersion Hypothesis Revisited. Animals (Basel), vol. 10(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Noonan MJ, Fleming CH, Tucker MA, Kays R, Harrison A-L, Crofoot MC, Abrahms B, Alberts SC, Ali AH, Altmann J, Antunes PC, Attias N, Belant JL, Beyer DE, Bidner LR, Blaum N, Boone RB, Caillaud D, de Paula RC, de la Torre JA, Dekker J, DePerno CS, Farhadinia M, Fennessy J, Fichtel C, Fischer C, Ford A, Goheen JR, Havmøller RW, Hirsch BT, Hurtado C, Isbell LA, Janssen R, Jeltsch F, Kaczensky P, Kaneko Y, Kappeler P, Katna A, Kauffman M, Koch F, Kulkarni A, LaPoint S, Leimgruber P, Macdonald DW, Markham AC, McMahon L, Mertes K, Moorman CE, Morato RG, Moßbrucker AM, Mourão G, O'Connor D, Oliveira-Santos LGR, Pastorini J, Patterson BD, Rachlow J, Ranglack DH, Reid N, Scantlebury DM, Scott DM, Selva N, Sergiel A, Songer M, Songsasen N, Stabach JA, Stacy-Dawes J, Swingen MB, Thompson JJ, Ullmann W, Vanak AT, Thaker M, Wilson JW, Yamazaki K, Yarnell RW, Zieba F, Zwijacz-Kozica T, Fagan WF, Mueller T, Calabrese JM. 2020. Effects of body size on estimation of mammalian area requirements. Conserv Biol, vol. 34(4), 1017-1028. link> doi> full text>
  • Scott DM, Baker R, Tomlinson A, Berg MJ, Charman N, Tolhurst BA. 2020. Spatial distribution of sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) in urban foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Great Britain as determined by citizen science. URBAN ECOSYSTEMS, vol. 23(5), 1127-1140. link> doi>
  • Schaus J, Uzal A, Gentle LK, Baker PJ, Bearman-Brown L, Bullion S, Gazzard A, Lockwood H, North A, Reader T, Scott DM, Sutherland CS, Yarnell RW. 2020. Application of the Random Encounter Model in citizen science projects to monitor animal densities. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi> link> full text>
  • Baker RJ, Scott DM, King PJ, Overall ADJ. 2020. Genetic structure of regional water vole populations and footprints of reintroductions: a case study from southeast England. Conservation Genetics. doi> link>
  • Baker R, Scott D, Chris K, Charlie D. 2019. The response of water voles Arvicola amphibius to 'displacement' when using water draw-down and habitat removal in grazing marsh habitat, lowland England. Conservation Evidence, vol. 16, 37-42. link> link> full text>
  • Penny SG, White RL, Scott DM, MacTavish L, Pernetta AP. 2019. Using drones and sirens to elicit avoidance behaviour in white rhinoceros as an anti-poaching tactic. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 286(1907), 20191135. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Yarnell RW, Surgey J, Grogan A, Thompson R, Davies K, Kimbrough C, Scott DM. 2019. Should rehabilitated hedgehogs be released in winter? A comparison of survival, nest use and weight change in wild and rescued animals. European Journal of Wildlife Research, vol. 65(1), Article ARTN 6. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Baker R, Scott DM, Keeling C, Dwight C. 2018. Overwinter survival and post-release movements of translocated water voles: implications for current mitigation guidance. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, vol. 64(5), Article ARTN 56. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Scott DM, Baker R, Charman N, Karlsson H, Yarnell RW, Mill AC, Smith GC, Tolhurst BA. 2018. A citizen science based survey method for estimating the density of urban carnivores. PLoS One, vol. 13(5), e0197445. link> doi> link> full text>
  • White RL, Eberstein K, Scott DM. 2018. Birds in the playground: Evaluating the effectiveness of an urban environmental education project in enhancing school children's awareness, knowledge and attitudes towards local wildlife. PLoS One, vol. 13(3), e0193993. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Hayward MW, Porter L, Lanszki J, Kamler JF, Beck JM, Kerley GIH, Macdonald DW, Montgomery RA, Parker DM, Scott DM, O'Brien J, Yarnell RW. 2017. Factors affecting the prey preferences of jackals (Canidae). Mammalian Biology, vol. 85, 70-82. link> doi> link> full text>
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Fowler RE, Franzén M, Fraser LH, Fredriksson GM, Freire GB, Frizzo TLM, Fukuda D, Furlani D, Gaigher R, Ganzhorn JU, García KP, Garcia-R JC, Garden JG, Garilleti R, Ge B-M, Gendreau-Berthiaume B, Gerard PJ, Gheler-Costa C, Gilbert B, Giordani P, Giordano S, Golodets C, Gomes LGL, Gould RK, Goulson D, Gove AD, Granjon L, Grass I, Gray CL, Grogan J, Gu W, Guardiola M, Gunawardene NR, Gutierrez AG, Gutiérrez-Lamus DL, Haarmeyer DH, Hanley ME, Hanson T, Hashim NR, Hassan SN, Hatfield RG, Hawes JE, Hayward MW, Hébert C, Helden AJ, Henden J-A, Henschel P, Hernández L, Herrera JP, Herrmann F, Herzog F, Higuera-Diaz D, Hilje B, Höfer H, Hoffmann A, Horgan FG, Hornung E, Horváth R, Hylander K, Isaacs-Cubides P, Ishida H, Ishitani M, Jacobs CT, Jaramillo VJ, Jauker B, Hernández FJ, Johnson MF, Jolli V, Jonsell M, Juliani SN, Jung TS, Kapoor V, Kappes H, Kati V, Katovai E, Kellner K, Kessler M, Kirby KR, Kittle AM, Knight ME, Knop E, Kohler F, Koivula M, Kolb A, Kone M, Kőrösi Á, Krauss J, Kumar 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Norfolk O, Noriega JA, Norton DA, Nöske NM, Nowakowski AJ, Numa C, O'Dea N, O'Farrell PJ, Oduro W, Oertli S, Ofori-Boateng C, Oke CO, Oostra V, Osgathorpe LM, Otavo SE, Page NV, Paritsis J, Parra-H A, Parry L, Pe'er G, Pearman PB, Pelegrin N, Pélissier R, Peres CA, Peri PL, Persson AS, Petanidou T, Peters MK, Pethiyagoda RS, Phalan B, Philips TK, Pillsbury FC, Pincheira-Ulbrich J, Pineda E, Pino J, Pizarro-Araya J, Plumptre AJ, Poggio SL, Politi N, Pons P, Poveda K, Power EF, Presley SJ, Proença V, Quaranta M, Quintero C, Rader R, Ramesh BR, Ramirez-Pinilla MP, Ranganathan J, Rasmussen C, Redpath-Downing NA, Reid JL, Reis YT, Rey Benayas JM, Rey-Velasco JC, Reynolds C, Ribeiro DB, Richards MH, Richardson BA, Richardson MJ, Ríos RM, Robinson R, Robles CA, Römbke J, Romero-Duque LP, Rös M, Rosselli L, Rossiter SJ, Roth DS, Roulston TH, Rousseau L, Rubio AV, Ruel J-C, Sadler JP, Sáfián S, Saldaña-Vázquez RA, Sam K, Samnegård U, Santana J, Santos X, Savage J, Schellhorn NA, Schilthuizen M, Schmiedel U, Schmitt CB, Schon NL, Schüepp C, Schumann K, Schweiger O, Scott DM, Scott KA, Sedlock JL, Seefeldt SS, Shahabuddin G, Shannon G, Sheil D, Sheldon FH, Shochat E, Siebert SJ, Silva FAB, Simonetti JA, Slade EM, Smith J, Smith-Pardo AH, Sodhi NS, Somarriba EJ, Sosa RA, Soto Quiroga G, St-Laurent M-H, Starzomski BM, Stefanescu C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stouffer PC, Stout JC, Strauch AM, Struebig MJ, Su Z, Suarez-Rubio M, Sugiura S, Summerville KS, Sung Y-H, Sutrisno H, Svenning J-C, Teder T, Threlfall CG, Tiitsaar A, Todd JH, Tonietto RK, Torre I, Tóthmérész B, Tscharntke T, Turner EC, Tylianakis JM, Uehara-Prado M, Urbina-Cardona N, Vallan D, Vanbergen AJ, Vasconcelos HL, Vassilev K, Verboven HAF, Verdasca MJ, Verdú JR, Vergara CH, Vergara PM, Verhulst J, Virgilio M, Vu LV, Waite EM, Walker TR, Wang H-F, Wang Y, Watling JI, Weller B, Wells K, Westphal C, Wiafe ED, Williams CD, Willig MR, Woinarski JCZ, Wolf JHD, Wolters V, Woodcock BA, Wu J, Wunderle JM, Yamaura Y, Yoshikura S, Yu DW, Zaitsev AS, Zeidler J, Zou F, Collen B, Ewers RM, Mace GM, Purves DW, Scharlemann JPW, Purvis A. 2016. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution, vol. 7(1), 145-188. link> doi> link> full text>
  • James RS, Scott DM, Yarnell RW, Overall ADJ. 2016. Food availability and population structure: How do clumped and abundant sources of carrion affect the genetic diversity of the black-backed jackal?. Journal of Zoology, vol. 301(3), 184-192. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Tolhurst B, Grogan A, Hughes H, Scott D. 2016. Effects of temporary captivity on ranging behaviour in urban red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol. 181, 182-190. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Glass D, Scott DM, Donoher D, Overall ADJ. 2015. THE ORIGINS OF THE COUNTY KILDARE DORMOUSE. Biology and Environment: proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, vol. 115B(1), 11-16. link> doi> link>
  • Yarnell RW, Phipps WL, Dell S, MacTavish LM, Scott DM. 2014. Evidence that vulture restaurants increase the local abundance of mammalian carnivores in South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, vol. 53(3), 287-294. link> doi> link>
  • Scott DM, Berg MJ, Tolhurst BA, Chauvenet ALM, Smith GC, Neaves K, Lochhead J, Baker PJ. 2014. Changes in the distribution of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in urban areas in Great Britain: findings and limitations of a media-driven nationwide survey. PLoS One, vol. 9(6), e99059. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Thorn M, Green M, Marnewick K, Scott DM. 2014. Determinants of attitudes to carnivores: implications for mitigating human-carnivore conflict on South African farmland. Oryx, vol. 49(2), 270-277. link> doi>
  • Yarnell RW, Phipps WL, Burgess LP, Ellis JA, Harrison SWR, Dell S, MacTavish D, MacTavish LM, Scott DM. 2013. The influence of large predators on the feeding ecology of two African mesocarnivores: the black-backed jackal and the brown hyaena. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, vol. 43(2), 155-166. link> doi>
  • Thorn M, Green M, Scott D, Marnewick K. 2013. Characteristics and determinants of human-carnivore conflict in South African farmland. Biodiversity and conservation, vol. 22(8), 1715-1730. doi>
  • Thorn M, Green M, Dalerum F, Bateman PW, Scott DM. 2012. What drives human–carnivore conflict in the North West Province of South Africa?. Biological conservation, vol. 150(1), 23-32. doi>
  • Scott DM, Southgate F, Overall AJ, Waite S, Tolhurst BA. 2012. The Eurasian water shrew: an unsuitable candidate species for a vertebrate bio-indicator of aquatic pollution. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol. 286(1), 30-37. link> doi>
  • Thorn M, Green M, Keith M, Marnewick K, Bateman PW, Cameron EZ, Scott DM. 2011. Large-scale distribution patterns of carnivores in northern South Africa: implications for conservation and monitoring. ORYX, vol. 45(4), 579-586. link> doi>
  • Thorn M, Green M, Bateman PW, Waite S, Scott DM. 2011. Brown hyaenas on roads: Estimating carnivore occupancy and abundance using spatially auto-correlated sign survey replicates. Biological conservation, vol. 144(6), 1799-1807. doi>
  • Thorn M, Green M, Bateman PW, Cameron EZ, Yarnell RW, Scott DM. 2010. Comparative efficacy of sign surveys, spotlighting and audio playbacks in a landscape-scale carnivore survey. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, vol. 40(1), 77-86. link> doi>
  • van der Merwe I, Tambling CJ, Thorn M, Scott DM, Yarnell RW, Green M, Cameron EZ, Bateman PW. 2009. An assessment of diet overlap of two mesocarnivores in the North West Province, South Africa. AFRICAN ZOOLOGY, vol. 44(2), 288-291. link> doi>
  • Thorn M, Scott DM, Green M, Bateman PW, Cameron EZ. 2009. Estimating brown hyaena occupancy using baited camera traps. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, vol. 39(1), 1-10. link> doi>
  • Yarnell RW, Metcalfe DJ, Dunstone N, Burnside N, Scott DM. 2008. The impact of fire on habitat use by the short-snouted elephant shrew (Elephantulus brachyrhynchus) in North West Province, South Africa. AFRICAN ZOOLOGY, vol. 43(1), 45-52. link> doi>
  • Yarnell RW, Scott DM, Chimimba CT, Metcalfe DJ. 2007. Untangling the roles of fire, grazing and rainfall on small mammal communities in grassland ecosystems. Oecologia, vol. 154(2), 387-402. link> doi>
  • Burnside NG, Joyce CB, Puurmann E, Scott DM. 2007. Use of vegetation classification and plant indicators to assess grazing abandonment in Estonian coastal wetlands. Journal of vegetation science : official organ of the International Association for Vegetation Science, vol. 18(5), 645-654. doi>
  • Scott DM, Brown D, Mahood S, Denton B, Silburn A, Rakotondraparany F. 2006. The impacts of forest clearance on lizard, small mammal and bird communities in the arid spiny forest, southern Madagascar. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, vol. 127(1), 72-87. link> doi>
  • Bond G, Burnside NG, Metcalfe DJ, Scott DM, Blamire J. 2005. The effects of land-use and landscape structure on barn owl (Tyto alba) breeding success in southern England, UK. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, vol. 20(5), 555-566. link> doi>
  • Scott DM, Waite S, Maddox TM, Freer RA, Dunstone N. 2005. The validity and precision of spotlighting for surveying desert mammal communities. Journal of arid environments, vol. 61(4), 589-601. doi>
  • Scott DM and Dunstone N. 2000. Environmental determinants of the composition of desert-living rodent communities in the north-east Badia region of Jordan. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol. 251, 481-494. link>
  • Penny S, White R, MacTavish D, MacTavish L, Scott D, Pernetta A. Does dehorning lead to a change in inter-calf intervals in free-ranging white rhioceros?. Pachyderm : Journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups.