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Duncan McCollin

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  • Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Science

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Personal profile

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, Humberside College of Higher Education (CNAA award)

Bachelor, Polytechnic of Central London

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Projects 2012 2015

Research Output 1993 2017

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
glaciers
topsoil
texture
ornamental plants
Alps region

Turnover dynamics of breeding land birds on islands: is island biogeographic theory ‘true but trivial’ over decadal time-scales?

McCollin, D., 11 Jan 2017, In : Diversity. 9, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
extinction
birds
breeding
Wales
immigration
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Effect of soil conditions and landscape factors on macro-snail communities in newly created grasslands of restored landfill sites in the UK

Rahman, M. L., Tarrant, S., Ollerton, J. & McCollin, D., 12 Aug 2016, In : Zoology and Ecology. 26, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
snail
landfill
grassland
introduced species
species diversity

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
moths
agricultural land
flight
food plants
nectar

Change and causes of change in the vascular plant flora of Ireland: 1970–1999

McCollin, D. & Geraghty, E., 30 May 2015, In : Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. 115B, 1 2015

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
vascular plant
flora
atlas
sampling bias
agricultural intensification

Impacts

Impact on Built Environment (Waterside Campus Design)

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

Impact: Environmental impacts

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