Patrick Doncaster

Professor of Ecology, University of Southampton

Professor C. Patrick Doncaster is Professor of Ecology within the Centre for Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Research interests:

Animal population dynamics and competition
Metapopulation dynamics and habitat loss
Wildlife corridors and species conservation
Density-dependent evolution, reproductive strategies and senescent ageing
Experimental design and statistical power
http://www.personal.soton.ac.uk/cpd/anovas/datasets
Wildlife corridors for large mammals in Belize (Darwin Initiative project in collaboration with the Panthera Foundation, the University of Belize, and the Belize Forest Department)
Food refuge interactions in periwinkles (NERC project in collaboration with the University of Plymouth and the University of Bangor)
Simulation models of habitat permeability for mammalian wildlife (EPSRC DTA Studentship with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Systems Simulation, in the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation at Southampton University)
Conceptual models of habitat loss (collaboration with Mathematics at Southampton University)
Invasion of Red-Bellied Beautiful squirrels into Argentina (collaboration with the University of Luján, Argentina)
Ecophysiology of bats (PhD student Louise Fairless, funded by the Centre for Biological Sciences and the Kerkut trust; co-supervisors Professor Phil Newland, Dr Felix Eigenbrod, Dr Lex Kraaijeveld)
Biodiversity of New Forest fungi and beetles in relation to historical continuity (PhD student Rebecca Spake, funded by BBSRC Studentship)

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Ecology, University of Southampton