Staff Profiles: Dr. Oliver Moore

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Staff Profile: Dr. Oliver Moore
Lecturer in Applied Ecology

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Dr. Oliver Moore

Lecturer in Applied Ecology


I have always been fascinated by the natural world and developed a particular passion for bryophytes and lichens as an undergraduate.


I joined the University of Gloucestershire in 2014 having completed a PhD in ecology looking into the impact of red deer management on bryophyte and lichen assemblages in northwest Scotland. I have worked with Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the Field Studies Council and the National Trust which all drew on my life-long interest in natural history. I also operate as a freelance ecologist and projects have included monitoring rare bryophytes and lichens in the Scottish Highlands, contributing to bryophyte surveys for small-scale hydro schemes and running identification workshops for various audiences.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Ecology Imperial College London 2014
PGDiploma Ecology University of Wales (Bangor) 2002
PGCE Science Bath College of Higher Education 1997
BSc Hons Environmental Science University of Wales (Aberystwyth) 1996

Teaching and research


Introduction to Biological Methods

Fundamentals of Ecology

Population and Community Ecology

Applied Ecology and Conservation

Practical Ecological Methods

Ecological Interactions

Field Ecology


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


The impact of red deer on liverwort-rich oceanic heath vegetation Red deer impacts on the montane Racomitrium lanuginosum moss-heath community in northwest Scotland. The impact of red deer management on liverworts associated with the mixed hepatic mat community and other terrestrial cryptogams. The impact of red deer management on cryptogam ecology in vegetation typical of northwest Scotland. Effects of red deer exclusion on the corticolous and terricolous cryptogam community of Atlantic wood