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Duncan McCollin


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Current PGRs:

Emily Howard-Williams

The validation of novel ecological survey methods for use in describing harvest mouse Micromys minutus autecology.

Lynne Barnett

The biogeography of nesting success in Great Tits and Blue Tits.

Previous PGRs

Kathryn Harrold

Landscape Scale Habitat Modelling for Insect Pollinators in the Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in landscape ecology, historical ecology, bird ecology, woodland ecology, changes to regional floras, and any combination of these.

Teaching Interests

Teaching on BSc Biology, BSc Environmenal Science and BSc Geography:

ENV1002 Introduction to Ecology (module leader)

Individuals and populations, limits to distribution, niche, population ecology

ENV1012 Biodiversity: an Introduction

Birds, mammals, species concepts, natural selection, evolution

ENV1016 Environmental Science Practical

Soils practical

ENV2018 Habitat Ecology & Management

Overiew, Phase 1 Survey, woodland ecology

ENV2036 Research Methods

Research skills, research design

ENV2103 Biogeography (module leader)

Biotic regionalization, dispersal and distributions, biogeographic rules, island biogeography, invasive species, climate change effects, human biogeography

ENV2124 Fieldwork Module (module leader)

Northamptonshire-based fieldwork

ENV3014 Landscape & Restoration Ecology

Historical ecology, landscape ecology

ENV3021 Biodiversity & Conservation

Conservation basics, designated site selection criteria, principles of site management, debate

ENV3131 Career Planning & Placement (module leader)

Career planning, mock interviews

ENV4101 Research Project & Dissertation


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Lincoln

Award Date: 1 Sep 1988

Bachelor, Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster)

Award Date: 1 Jul 1982

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NV NIA: Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area

Ollerton, J., Jackson, J. & McCollin, D.


Project: ResearchUK Government

Research Output

Landscape metrics as functional traits in plants: perspectives from a glacier foreland

Sitzia, T., Dainese, M., Krusi, B. & McCollin, D., 31 Jul 2017, In : PeerJ. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

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  • The use of hedgerows as flight paths by moths in intensive farmland landscapes

    Coulthard, E., McCollin, D. & Littlemore, J., 2016, In : Journal of Insect Conservation. 20, 2, p. 345–350

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Do British birds conform to Bergmann's and Allen's rules? An analysis of body size variation with latitude for four species

    McCollin, D., Hodgson, J. & Crockett, R. G. M., 6 Jul 2015, In : Bird Study. 62, 3, p. 404-410 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    The Use of a Conservation Detection Dog for Establishing Micromys minutus (harvest mouse) Presence.

    Emily Howard-Williams (Speaker), Duncan McCollin (Speaker), Wanda McCormick (Speaker) & James Littlemore (Speaker)

    29 Mar 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    Press / Media


    Impact on Built Environment (Waterside Campus Design)

    Jeff Ollerton (Principal Investigator), Duncan McCollin (Principal Investigator) & Janet Jackson (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: Environmental impacts, 10: Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG), 15: Life on Land (UN SDG)