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Duncan McCollin

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Supervision

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

Supervision

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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Projects

NV NIA: Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area

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

1/01/1231/12/15

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.

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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

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  • 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

    Impacts

    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)

    Thesis

    Mapping the countryside: information for policy and management

    Author: Tantram, D. A. S., 2001

    Supervisor: Briggs, D. J. (Supervisor) & McCollin, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Spatial and temporal dynamics of plants colonizing species-poor hedgerows

    Author: Jackson, J., 2001

    Supervisor: McCollin, D. (Supervisor) & Briggs, D. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    The influence of aspect and forest edge effects on the ecology of the wood ant, Formica rufa L. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

    Author: Clarkson, P. A., 2004

    Supervisor: McCollin, D. (Supervisor) & Ollerton, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    The influence of linear landscape features on pollinator behaviour

    Author: Cranmer, L., 2004

    Supervisor: McCollin, D. (Supervisor) & Ollerton, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    The potential of restored landfill sites for biodiversity conservation in the UK

    Author: Rahman, M. D. L., 2010

    Supervisor: Ollerton, J. (Supervisor) & McCollin, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    The Validation of Novel Ecological Survey Methods for Use in Describing Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus Autecology

    Author: Howard-Williams, E., 2019

    Supervisor: McCollin, D. (Supervisor), Littlemore, J. (External person) (Supervisor) & McCormick, W. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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