Staff Profiles: Dr. Matt Wood

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Dr. Matt Wood

Staff Profile: Dr. Matt Wood
Senior Lecturer in Biology

Dr. Matt Wood

Dr. Matt Wood

Senior Lecturer in Biology

Biology

Matt is a biologist interested in wild populations, particularly seabird population dynamics and disease ecology.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714754 Email: mjwood@glos.ac.uk

Biography

Matt is a biologist interested in wild populations, particularly seabird population dynamics and disease ecology. Early studies of parasites in birds took him to France and Sweden, before moving to Oxford’s Edward Grey Institute for six years working on the ecology of avian malaria. In 2010 he moved to Gloucestershire, and took over management of six long-term seabird studies on Skomer Island.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Biology University of Manchester 1995
MSc Ecology University of Wales, Bangor 1996
PhD Evolutionary ecology University of Sheffield 2001

Accreditation

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies

British Ecological Society, British Trust for Ornithology, UK Seabird Group

Teaching and research

Teaching

Ecology

Evolution

Biostatistics

Undergraduate Dissertation module tutor

Research

Most of my research takes place on islands in Pembrokeshire, from the population dynamics of seabird populations to disease ecology. Projects include: climate and the demography of seabirds, developing new technologies for seabird monitoring, including thermal imaging and unmanned aerial vehicles, disease ecology of puffinosis, migratory ecology of pied flycatchers, and avian immunogenetics.

Publications

More publications from Dr. Matt Wood can be found in the Research Repository.

Thesis Supervision

External responsibilities

Management of six long-term seabird population studies on Skomer Island with funding from JNCC’s Seabird Monitoring Programme

Member of the Islands Conservation Advisory Committee and Seabird Monitoring Group for Skokholm & Skomer Islands

Subjects for media interviews

Ecology

Birds

Seabirds

Evolution

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External examining

FdSc and BSc Animal Behaviour & Welfare, Royal Agricultural University