Ellesse Janda

Ellesse's PhD explores how public opinions of conservation actions are formed and influenced, and how opinion data has been gathered and used within governments and NGOs

Combining simulation and empirical data to explore the scope for social network interventions in conservation

Using empirical data from a case study in Cambodia and simulations we examine the conditions under which using sociometric data can lead to greater dissemination of information and adoption of new conservation behaviours.

The role of incentive-based instruments and social equity in conservation conflict interventions

Using a novel interactive game around farmer land management decisions, we examine responses to three elephant conflict mitigation options

Consequences of survey method for estimating hunters’ harvest rates

We compare hunter recall interviews with continuous village monitoring, finding that methodological biases can have large effects on estimates of hunter catch.

New PhD opportunity: Understanding Public Opinions of Conservation

This project will examine current public opinion about conservation actions and investigate where, how and why public opinion is sought and used by different conservation organisations.

Estimating hunting prevalence and reliance on wild meat in Cambodia’s Eastern Plains

We assessed hunter behaviour, knowledge of rules, and perceptions of patrols amongst 705 households living within Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia

Maureen Kinyanjui

Maureen's PhD investigates how rapid infrastructural development, economic development and ecological changes - particularly drought and elephant crop-raiding behaviour - influence people’s behaviour.

William Sharkey

Will's research explores how local people can contribute to protected area law enforcement.

Species and demographic responses to wildlife‐friendly fencing on ungulate crossing success and behavior

Using camera trap data from three properties across the American Prairie Reserve, Montana, we investigated the effects of fencing on four ungulate species. Averaged across species and demographics, a wildlife‐friendly fencing design increased the probability that ungulates successfully crossed a fence and reduced the time taken to cross, but had limited effects on species' crossing behaviour.

The bean method as a tool to measure sensitive behaviour

Based on a simple voting system, the bean method is a practical, low‐cost way to obtain anonymous answers about sensitive topics.