Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation, Nottingham Trent University

During the last 15 years Dr Uzal has worked on a number of different projects including:

Monitoring wolf populations
Environmental impact assessments
Effects of farming on biodiversity of invertebrates
Use of telemetry techniques (radio and GPS tracking) to study habitat use and ecology of Sika deer (Cervus nippon)
Effects of grazing and browsing by a large herbivore on plant and animal communities of lowland heath
Analysis of deer-vehicle collisions in relation to traffic and landscape characteristics
Population dynamics and resource selection of feral horses on Sable Island (Nova Scotia, Canada)
In 2016, People's Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society commissioned Dr Uzal and Dr Yarnell a study to estimate hedgehog densities using a new method that involves camera trapping and GPS/VHF technology. This project has since expanded with the involvment of a PhD student.

Dr Uzal's current research areas of interest include landscape and spatial ecology, animal movement ecology, population dynamics, the use of telemetry techniques to study animal populations and the wider topics of human-wildlife conflict and how to conserve biodiversity.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Senior lecturer, Nottingham Trent University