Research Student, Countryside Management
Research Interests and Current Research
Currently Emily is studying for a PhD examining the behavioural ecology and population dynamics of harvest mice upon reintroduction into the wild. Specifically she is developing a standardised field surveying protocol for monitoring harvest mice, examining the spatial dispersal and survival of wild populations of this species in lowland farmland habitats and monitoring the response of populations to barriers and gaps along ecological networks. Previous research has looked at the behavioural differences of captive orang-utans in relation to enclosure size, naturalness and complexity.
Areas of Teaching Expertise
Small mammal ecology; animal behaviour; wildlife conservation
Selected Recent Publications
Howard-Williams, E., Wallis, D. & Littlemore, J. (2013) Design of an autonomous wireless RFID system for small mammal tracking, and methods of attracting species to the antenna. In: Proceedings of Mammal Society Annual Conference, University of Stafford.
BBC news coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-23256001
Membership of Professional Bodies
None at present.
University of Stafford, Mammal Society 2013
Grants and Funding
Thomas Harrison Trust
Details to follow.