Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Sally Little is a lecturer in the School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Sciences and is Course Lead for BSc (Hons) Environmental Science.

Dr Little is an active researcher and specialises in assessing the impact of environmental, climatic and other anthropogenic pressures on the structural and functional ecology of freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems (at individual, through to community level, specialising in macroinvertebrates).

Dr Little has a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Zoology from Bangor University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Leeds University, a PhD in estuarine ecology from Loughborough University (Centre for Hydrological and Ecosystem Science, Department of Geography) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from NTU.

Before joining the environment team at NTU in 2015, Dr Little worked as a Research Associate at Loughborough University (Centre for Hydrological and Ecosystem Science, Department of Geography) and a Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Hull (Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences and Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences).

Dr Little is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, trustee of the Clean Rivers Trust and President-Elect of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association.

She is module lead for the modules:

CCMT30422 Marine and Coastal Ecology UK Field Course
CCMT30332 Marine and Freshwater Ecology
GEOG11725 Introduction to Global Environmental Issues
ARES40001 Conservation Priorities

She contributes to teaching on the modules:

CCMT30331 Living with Environmental Change
CCMT30413 Conservation Ecology
CCMT30105 Ecosystem Ecology
GEOG20041 Principles/Practice in Geography
GEOG20032 Living with Climate Change

Dr Little also supervises undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate research projects in ecology, environmental science and physical geography with an emphasis on topics related to aquatic systems, climate change and freshwater, brackish and marine ecology.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Nottingham Trent University