All posts by Aidan

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.

Using mixed methods to understand sensitive wildlife poisoning behaviours in northern Cambodia

Using the theory of planned behaviour, informant interviews and focus group discussions, we investigated drivers of wildlife poisoning across ten communities in northern Cambodia.

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.

Implications of the World Bank’s environmental and social framework for biodiversity

The World Bank's social and environmental safeguard policies were recently updated in the new Environmental and Social Framework. Although elements of the new policy have the potential to benefit conservation, Concerns have been raised that the policy is now too flexible and lacks clear definitions for key terms.

Intervener trustworthiness predicts cooperation with conservation interventions in an elephant conflict public goods game

We develop an experimental, framed public goods game to test how support for otherwise identical elephant conflict interventions varies with perceptions of the trustworthiness of two different intervening groups. Our result show that participants cooperate more with interveners they perceive to be more trustworthy and that different aspects of trustworthiness matter differentially.