Staff Profiles: Dr. Mark O'Connell

Dr. Mark O'Connell

Staff Profile: Dr. Mark O'Connell
Lecturer in Practical Ecology

Dr. Mark O'Connell

Dr. Mark O'Connell

Lecturer in Practical Ecology

Environmental Sciences

I am an ecologist with 30 years experience in using research to underpin conservation action. I have a particular interest in avian ecology and the use of GIS to understand species distributions (spatial ecology).

Biography

I have worked in many parts of the world and across different parts of the conservation sector. This includes as an ecologist for the British Antarctic Survey and as Head of Research at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (Slimbridge). I have also been Director of an independent ecological research and training organization focused on conservation science and capacity building in developing countries. I bring these real-world experiences to my teaching, and in advising students on careers.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
PhD The ecological management of Gulls Durham University 1992

Membership of professional bodies

British Ecological Society

British Ornithologists Union

Teaching and research

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

My research has three focal areas: avian ecology, conservation science and capacity building for conservation.

Publications

More publications from Dr. Mark O'Connell can be found in the Research Repository.