Associate Professor Owen Nevin Gladstone Campus

Professor

Professor

Contact Details

Email: o.nevin@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4970 7625 - Ext: 57625

Office Location

About Me

Professor Owen Nevin is the Associate Vice-Chancellor for the Gladstone Region. As Associate Vice-Chancellor, Owen is keen to promote the Gladstone region as a fantastic location to pursue post-school study options, from certificate through to degree courses, and also industrial and environmentally-focused research. Owen has a background in behavioural ecology, specialising in large carnivores, particularly bears. Currently, Owen is working as part of a research team helping to conserve the globally endangered snow leopard.
Background

Prof Nevin received a BSc (Hons) in Biology and Ecology from the University of East Anglia (UK) and a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from Utah State University (USA). Owen is a population and behavioural ecologist specialising in large carnivores. Much of his research work has been focused around advancing the conservation of bears and their habitats through developing better management and understanding of bears, bear-viewing ecotourism and resource exploitation (fisheries and forestry) in the ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest. In conducting this work he has applied a combination of behavioural, spatial and economic tools to gain novel insights into population processes. Techniques applied in these studies range from satellite telemetry and spatial modelling, through remote camera trapping and genetic sampling, to direct ethological observation. A long-term study (ongoing since 1997) of the brown bear population in the Glendale region of Knight Inlet, British Columbia is delivering opportunities to understand interactions across a generational scale in these long-lived animals.

Owen has applied many of the lessons learned in the Glendale population to the management of problem wildlife and conservation of carnivores in other regions around the world including current studies of snow leopards in Kazakhstan. This is not restricted to large carnivores and he has applied GPS telemetry techniques and behaviourally spatial modelling to invasive grey squirrel populations in the United Kingdom and , more locally, northern hairy nosed wombats in Queensland.

Universities Studied At

Utah State University

University of California, San Diego

University of East Anglia

Universities Worked At

University of Cumbria

University of Central Lancashire

Utah State University


Awards

Australia Day Award Finalist (Gladstone Region) (2016)

Britain’s Top Young Researchers in the Biosciences – Finalist (2005 and 2006)

Nuffield Foundation Newly Appointed Lecturer Award (2005 – 2007)

Stokes-Leopold Memorial Scholar (2002 – 2003)

Robins Award for Academic Excellence (2002)

Previous teaching

Undergraduate

Unit leader and sole instructor for:

Academic/Vocational Placement (Year-long placement)

Animal Behaviour

Animal Ecology

Applied Field Studies (delivered in West Africa and India)

Behavioural Applications for Conservation

Behavioural Ecology

Research Theory and Practice

Wildlife Diversity

Wildlife Identification Lab

Wildlife Management

Unit leader and principal member of instructional team for:

Biodiversity Monitoring

Chordate Biology

Evolution and Biogeography

Member of instructional team for:

Biodiversity (Double Unit)

Conservation in Aquatic Ecosystems

Conservation Practical

Conservation Strategies

Contemporary Issues in Natural Resource Management

Dissertation (Double Unit)

Ecology

Forest Design and Management

Introduction to Conservation Biology

Investigative Techniques

Landscape Ecology

Marine Biodiversity Monitoring

Skills for Field and Lab

Wildlife and Media

Wildlife and Recreation Management

Wildlife and Recreation Management

Graduate

Unit leader and sole instructor for:

Advanced Theoretical Population Ecology

Field Studies in Animal Conservation

Unit leader and principal member of instructional team for:

Applied Research Techniques

Member of instructional team for:

Assessing Biological Diversity

Conservation Biology

Conservation in Practice

Dissertation (Triple Unit)

Marine Biodiversity Assessment

Professional Experience

EMPLOYMENT

CQUniversity Australia

Associate Vice-Chancellor Gladstone Region (2014 – Present)

Head of Campus, Gladstone (2013 – 2014)

Dean of Graduate Research (2012 – 2014)

ECCB2012 Ltd

Director (2011 – 2014)

University of Cumbria

Head of the National School of Forestry (2010 – 2012)

Quality Group Leader – Forestry, Conservation, Applied Science and Engineering (2010 – 2012)

Senior Lecturer (2007–2010)

Course Director of the following programs:

B.Sc. (Hons) Animal Conservation Science

B.Sc. (Hons) Conservation Biology

B.A. (Hons) Wildlife and Media (2007-2008)

University of Central Lancashire

Senior Lecturer (2004 – 2007)

Course Director of the following program: B.Sc. (Hons) Animal Conservation Science

Lecturer (2003 – 2004)

Utah State University

Graduate Instructor (2000 - 2003)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (1998 – 2000)

PROFESSIONAL ROLES (APPOINTED/ELECTED)

Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership (Management Committee) (2015 – Present)

Headspace4Gladstone (Chair) (2014 – Present)

Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program (PCIMP Independent Chair) (2014 – Present)

Port Curtis Coral Coast Regional TUMRA (Steering Committee Member) (2014 – Present)

Gladstone Vision 2035 (Chair) (2014 – 2015)

Gladstone Sister City Committee (2014 – 2015)

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (Council Member) (2013 – Present)

Port of Gladstone Maintenance Dredging Technical Advisory Consultative Committee (2013 – Present)

Gladstone Regional Environmental Advisory Network (2013 – Present)

Gladstone Senior Officers Network (2013 – Present)

Spirit Bear Research Foundation (Scientific Advisor) (2012 – Present)

Society for Conservation Biology

Global Board Member (2010 – 2013)

Chair, Local Organising Committee (2010 – 2012)

- 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology

Invited referee (2006, 2010 - 2013)

- David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship

Scientific Committee (2004 – 2012)

- European Congress of Conservation Biology

European Section Board Member (Secretary) (2003 – 2009)

International Association for Bear Research and Management

Associate Editor, Ursus (2008 – Present)

Ministry of Defense (UK)

Conservation advisory panel (Training Estate North) (2010 - 2012)

Centre for Alpine Ecology, Trento, Italy

Biodiversity assessment advisory panel (2008 – 2012)

Professional Memberships

British Ecological Society

International Association for Bear Research and Management

Society for Conservation Biology

The Higher Education Academy

Zoological Society of London (Fellow)

 

Responsibilities

Editor

Associate Editor – Ursus                (2008 – present)

Consultancy Work

Sinclair, B, Watson-Crook, A, Nevin, OT, Carr A, Smith D & Mehrotra R (2011) Pilot study examining the effects of hydraulic and elevator dredge harvesting of marine bivalves such as the common cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.) on intertidal communities. Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Miles, L & Nevin, OT (2010) Habitat preferences of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera. Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Nevin, OT (2009) An assessment and review of potential impacts of timber extraction from harvest blocks around Pete Lake in the Knight East Landscape Unit on the population of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in the Glendale-Tom Browne drainage. National School of Forestry, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Clapham, M & Nevin, OT (2009) A preliminary stock assessment and investigation of mortality sources for Atlantic salmon in the River Eden drainage. Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Nevin, OT (2008) Tempro-spatial influence of forest road re-commissioning on movement patterns and travel corridors in brown bears (Ursus arctos) in second growth temperate rainforest ecosystems in coastal British Columbia. National School of Forestry, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Swain, P & Nevin, OT (2007) Mammal Survey Site: Newmills, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, Penrith.

Swain, P & Nevin, OT (2007) Mammal Survey Site: Drumkeen, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, Penrith.

Nevin, OT (2006) Confidential Report for Aviva Insurance: Operations Liability – bear viewing. Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, Penrith.

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2001) Further Analysis of Human - Bear Interactions: A Supplement to "BC Bear Viewing: An Analysis of Bear – Human Interactions, Economic and Social Dimensions with Recommendations for Best Practices" Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Nevin, OT, Gilbert, BK & Smith, JS (2001) BC Bear Viewing: An Analysis of Bear - Human Interactions, Economic and Social Dimensions with Recommendations for Best Practices Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, B.K. (2000) Evaluation of a model bear viewing program at Glendale River with policy recommendations Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

'In Press' Publications
Elmeligi, S, Convery, I, Deecke, V & Nevin, OT (In Press) Virtual collecting: Camera-trapping and the assembly of population data in twenty-first century biology. Pp ***-*** in MacGregor, A (ed) Naturalists in the Field: Collecting, recording and preserving the natural world from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century.
Books

Elmeligi, S, Finn, S, Nevin, OT & Convery, I (2016) Citizen Science and the Perception of Nature. Pp. 253-264 in Convery, I and Davis, P (eds), Changing Perceptions of Nature. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge.

Stevenson, CD, Watts, K, Nevin, OT, Ramsey, AD & Bailey, S (2013) Modelling ecological networks and dispersal in grey squirrels. Forestry Commission Research Notes. FCRN014:1-8

Nevin, OT, Swain, P & Convery I (2012) Carnivore tourism: do motivated tourists change the social, economic and conservation value of the wild places they visit? Pp. 271-278 in Convery, I, Corsane, G, and Davis, P (eds), Making Sense of Place: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge.

Nevin, OT (2003) Towards a theory of carnivore density: the influence of prey abundance and risk-sensitive behavioral change on individual access to high-energy food (salmon): impacts on the density and viability of bear populations. Ph.D. Dissertation, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Nevin, OT (2000) Wildlife Diversity Lab Manual. Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Theses

Nevin, OT (2003) Towards a theory of carnivore density: the influence of prey abundance and risk-sensitive behavioral change on individual access to high-energy food (salmon): impacts on the density and viability of bear populations.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Published in: 2003
Invited Papers/Speaker

Nevin, OT (2012) How Wild Is Wild Enough: Do Bears Make the Wilderness Wild for Tourists?  Invited Symposium Presentation (Wilderness at the edge of survival in Europe).  3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology

Published in: 2012

Nevin, OT (2011) Policy and protection in working forests.  Invited Symposium Presentation (Engaging Society in Forest Conservation: International Year of Forests).  25th International Congress for Conservation Biology

Published in: 2011

Nevin, OT (2010) Importing carnivore encounters: conservation and ecotourism in a new carbon economy.  Invited Symposium Presentation (Nature conservation in human dominated landscapes).  24th International Congress for Conservation Biology

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2010) Habitat security and diets for recovery of Alberta grizzlies: lessons from coastal BC, Alaska and Yellowstone.  Invited Symposium Presentation (Conserving Imperilled Grizzly Bear Populations in North America).  24th International Congress for Conservation Biology

Published in: 2010

Nevin, OT (2009) Can ethology inform conservation: a case study of brown bears.  Invited seminar, Conservation and Research for Endangered Species (CRES), Zoological Society of San Diego

Published in: 2009

Nevin, OT (2007) Can we afford to let the public visit prime habitat for recreation? Spatial and temporal impacts of human activity on habitat use by brown bears.  Invited Seminar, Forest Research, Edinburgh

Published in: 2007

Nevin, OT (2006) Can we afford to let the public visit prime habitat for recreation? Spatial and temporal impacts of human activity on habitat use by brown bears.  Invited Symposium Presentation (Diversity for Europe: learning from other continents).  1st European Congress of Conservation Biology

Nevin, OT (2006) Can we afford to let the public visit prime habitat for recreation? Spatial and temporal impacts of human activity on habitat use by brown bears.  Invited Presentation to Parliament - Science Week 2006 (Britain’s Top Young Scientists)

Published in: 2006

Nevin, OT (2005) Measuring the cost of risk avoidance: evidence of positive impacts of ecotourism.  Invited Presentation to Parliament - Science Week 2005 (Britain’s Top Young Scientists)

Published in: 2005
Refereed Conferences

Nevin, OT, Nevin, OT,Gilbert, BK, Clapham, M, Kitchin, J & Convery I (2016) Long-term studies beyond parks and protected areas - advancing bear research at commercial bear-viewing sites (A case study of Knight Inlet Lodge). 24th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Elmeligi, S, Nevin, OT & Convery I (2016) Making the most of citizen scientists in brown bear studies in Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks. 24th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Elmeligi, S, Nevin, OT, Stenhouse, G & Convery I (2016) Grizzly bears and people in space and time – using an interdisciplinary approach to bear research and management. 24th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Elmeligi, S, Nevin, OT, Stenhouse, G & Convery I (2016) Using Remote cameras to assess grizzly bear and human use of trails in the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks. 24th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Kitchin, J, Convery, Wilson, M & Nevin, OT (2016) Explorations of the natural and cultural heritage of brown bears. 24th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Erickson, KP, Campbell, M L, Hewitt, CL, Nevin, OT & Flint N (2016) A risk analysis of Australia's marine ornamental supply chain focusing on biosecurity (diseases and pathogens) concerns. 9th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (ICMB), January 2016, Sydney, Australia.


Published in: 2016

Nevin, OT, Roberts, J & Schubert, V (2015) The Gladstone Region Social Innovation Incubator: A Case Study in Engagement and Innovation. 4th University Community Engagement Conference.

Elmeligi, S, Nevin, OT & Convery, I (2015) Sharing Trails with Grizzly Bears in the Rocky Mountain National Parks. 25th Conference of the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society.

Elmeligi, S, Nevin, OT, Convery, I & Stenhouse, G (2015) Using and Interdisciplinary Approach to Management of Hikers and Grizzly Bears in the Rocky Mountain National Parks. Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB) Conference.

Erickson, KP, Campbell, ML, Hewitt, CL, Nevin, OT & Flint N (2015) A risk analysis of Australia's marine ornamental value chain focusing on biosecurity (diseases and pathogens) concerns. 3rd FRDC Australasian Aquatic Animal Health Scientific Conference, July 2015, Cairns, Australia.

Rodríguez-Salinas P, Hewitt CL, Campbell ML, Jackson E & Nevin OT (2015) Identifying and mapping coastal and marine perceived values: creating an innovative approach for conservation and resource management. 55th Meeting of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association.
Published in: 2015

Elmeligi, S, Nevin, OT & Convery, I (2014) Balancing grizzly bear habitat needs and recreational access in Protected Areas: Visitor perspectives of grizzly bear management in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Heritage Area. IUCN World Parks Congress.

Erickson, KP, Campbell, ML, Hewitt, CL, Nevin, OT & Flint N (2014) A risk analysis of Australia's marine ornamental value chain focusing on biosecurity (diseases and pathogens) concerns. Marine Aquarium Society of Regional Queensland's (MASRQ) Annual Group Meeting, October 2014, Townsville, Australia.

Erickson, KP, Campbell, ML, Hewitt, CL, Nevin, OT, Flint N (2014) A risk analysis of Australia's marine ornamental value chain focusing on biosecurity (diseases and pathogens) concerns. Seventh International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH), September 2014, Portland, United States.

Rodriguez-Salinas, P, Campbell, M, Jackson, E, Hewitt, C & Nevin, OT (2014) Coastal and marine values mapping as a tool for conservation and resource management. IUCN World Parks Congress.

Elmeligi, S, Nevin, OT & Convery, I (2014) Visitor perspectives regarding grizzly bear management as part of an interdisciplinary approach to addressing grizzly bear habitat security needs. 2nd North America Congress for Conservation Biology.

Erickson, KP, Campbell, ML, Hewitt, CL, Nevin, OT & Flint N (2014) A risk analysis of Australia's marine ornamental value chain focusing on biosecurity (diseases and pathogens) concerns. 45th International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine Conference (IAAAM).

Published in: 2014

Nevin, OT, Convery I & Swain, P (2013) Bears and Place Making in British Columbia. 22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Clapham, M, Nevin, OT, Ramsey, AD & Rosell, F (2013) Food Availability Affects the Scent-Marking Frequencies of Wild Brown Bears. 22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Clapham, M, Nevin, OT, Ramsey, AD & Rosell, F (2013) Assessing the Scent-Marking Behaviour of Wild Brown Bears: An Exploration of Time and Energy Investment, Marking Motor Patterns and Age-Related Development. 22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Kitchin, J, Nevin, OT & Convery, I (2013) Can We Ever Live with Brown Bears? Explorations of Human/Bear Coexistence. 22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management.
Published in: 2013

Clapham, M & Nevin, OT (2012) The use of camera traps to study behaviour in wild populations: a case study of the brown bear Ursus arctos. 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology

Kitchin, J, Nevin, OT & Convery, I (2012) Engaging communities through participatory video: working at the boundaries of arts and science. 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology

Smith, DJ, Ramsey, AD, Nevin, OT (2012) Towards defining minimum requirements for violet feeding fritillaries in woodlands. The Future of European Butterflies III, Wageningen, Holland

Stevenson CD, Nevin, OT, Sinclair, B, Ramsey, AD & Watts, K (2012) Sequence Variation and GPS Telemetry Validation of Least Cost Modelling for the Invasive Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis.3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology
Published in: 2012

Clapham M, Nevin OT, Ramsey AD & Rosell F (2011) Discovery of Inter-Sexual and Inter-Seasonal Differences in the Chemical Signalling Strategies of Brown Bears. 20th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Stevenson CD, Nevin OT, Ramsey AD, Watts K & Bailey S (2011) Modelling ecological networks and dispersal in the grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting
Published in: 2011

Clapham M, Nevin OT, Rosell F & Ramsey AD (2010) Preliminary findings assessing the olfactory communication strategies of brown bears. 19th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Lowney, A & Nevin, OT (2010) Impacts of mountain bike trails on red squirrel populations (Sciurus vulgaris) in Northern England. 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology

Clapham, M, Nevin, OT, Rosell, F & Ramsey, AD (2010) Preliminary findings assessing the olfactory communication strategies of brown bears. Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Annual Meeting

Published in: 2010

Nevin, OT (2009) How does an undergraduate education in conservation shape the priorities of young conservationists? 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology

Clapham M, Nevin OT, Ramsey AD & Sinclair B (2009) Connectivity in brown bear populations: an assessment of gene flow in coastal British Columbia. 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology

Stevenson CD, Nevin OT, Ramsey AD, Watts K & Bailey S (2009) A validation of behaviourally-informed landscape models using historical observations of species invasion. 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology

Quigley C, Ramsey AD & Nevin OT (2009) Wildlife corridors for red squirrels; defining contiguous and non-contiguous habitat for connecting woodland fragments. 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology

Published in: 2009

Ramsey, AD, Nevin, OT & Armstrong, R (2008) Golden Eagle Restoration in the Lake District National Park; an investigation of public demand and economic benefits. Zoological Society of London Symposium: Avian Reintroduction Biology

Stevenson, CD, Moseley, DG, Ramsey, AD & Nevin, OT (2008) Modeling red squirrel population viability under a range of landscape scenarios in fragmented woodland ecosystem on the Solway Plain, Cumbria, UK. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Quigley, C, Armstrong, R., Nevin, OT & Ramsey, AD (2008) A study of the winter diet of reintroduced red kites from North East England. Zoological Society of London Symposium: Avian Reintroduction Biology
Published in: 2008

Nevin, OT (2007) Advertising dominance or sexual availability: the use of rub trees by brown bears. 18th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Nevin, OT (2007) Advertising dominance or sexual availability: the use of rub trees by brown bears. Oral presentation, British Ecological Society, Annual Meeting

Swain, P & Nevin, OT (2007) Incorporating the value of watchable wildlife in the land-use planning process – values and impacts of British Columbia’s bear-viewing industry. 18th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.
Published in: 2007
Swain, P, Nevin, OT & Ramsey, AD (2006) Land valuation and the economics of ecotourism: a tool for the preservation of high diversity landscapes? 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology
Published in: 2006

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2005) Should the relationship between population viability and habitat quality prompt a paradigm shift in carnivore conservation – a case study with bears. 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2005) Should the relationship between population viability and habitat quality prompt a paradigm shift in carnivore conservation – a case study with bears. 16th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Nevin, OT & Ramsey, AD (2005) Achieving socioeconomic recovery and biodiversity restoration objectives through Gray whale reintroduction. 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Swain, P & Nevin, OT (2005) Economics of Grizzly Bear Viewing: a tool for preservation of high diversity landscape in British Columbia? 16th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Published in: 2005

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2004) Isotopic assessment of habitat quality and brown bear feeding behavior. 15th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Published in: 2004

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2001) Foraging under risk: female nutrition and human impacts on a British Columbia salmon stream. 13th International Conference on Bear Research and Management.

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2001) The energetic cost of risk avoidance in brown bears (Ursus arctos) feeding on a non-depleting resource. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting.

Published in: 2001
Completed Supervisions

Krista Verlis Interactions of Marine Debris with Selected Seabird Species of Eastern Australia and the Application of an Ecological Risk Matrix Doctor of Philosophy, Central Queensland University, Australia.

Published in: 2016

Chloe Paterson de Heer Changing ecologies, shifting identities: the role of landscape and experience in shaping environmental values Doctor of Philosophy, Central Queensland University, Australia.

Rachel Williams The evolutionary biology of the exploited cephalopod, Nautilus pompilius Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University, UK.

Published in: 2015

Claire Stevenson Modelling habitat networks and dispersal in the grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University, UK.

Melanie Clapham An assessment of the chemical signalling strategies employed by brown bears (Ursus arctos) to communicate with conspecifics Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University, UK.

Holly Rogerson Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) abundance and distribution in the Greenfield Reserve and implications for Forest Design Planning Master of Science, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Bridgitte Roper Captive Golden-headed Lion Tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) Behavioural Reactions to Visitors Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Evelina Gruchala Investigation of the inter-specific interactions between Asian Small Clawed Otter (Aonyx cinereal) and Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus) within shared enclosure Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Heather Devey Anti-predator responses in captive Scottish wildcats Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Lisa Mahood Response of Eurasian beaver to trap location and orientation Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Melanie Johnston Response of black and white lemurs to visitor disturbance in a walk-through enclosure Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Natasha Fraser An Investigation into Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) Decline in Relation to Farming Practices Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Sarah Astley Behaviour of Patagonian Sea Lions (Otraria flavescens) Captivity Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Stephanie Ball Does time allocation of captive Lemur catta change when individuals roam freely? Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Published in: 2012

Alisha Salkeld Environmental determinants effecting minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostra), short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus) distribution patters in the Irish Sea, St George’s Channel and Celtic Deep Master of Science, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Helen Parkes An investigation of the impact of traffic noise on bat foraging behaviour Master of Science, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Isobelle Yates Meerkat response to an aerial predator Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Katie Rutter The effects of clear fell forestry on small mammal populations Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Philip Charles Differential anti-predator response in field mice and bank voles and its impacts on barn owl foraging success Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Published in: 2011

Andrew Carr An investigation into the relationship between micro generation wind turbine operational noise and bat behaviour; with reference to collision mortality Master of Science, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Anthony Lowney Impact of mountain bike trails at Whinlatter forest on the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) population Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Kelly Johnson Identifying elements of forest structure associated with the presence of pine marten in Western Scotland Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Nathan Roberts Camera-trapping versus transect-sampling: a comparative evaluation of methods for surveying terrestrial woodland mammals Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Rikki Gumbs Antipredator response of green vervets when presented with artificial snakes Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Sophia Hobbs Microhabitat selection by Red Colobus monkeys in Bijilo Forest Park, the Gambia? Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Published in: 2010

Elizabeth Cowley The investigation into mirror self-recognition in ring-tailed lemurs, Lemur catta Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Hannah Cross Sex discrimination via scent marking in Eurasian Beavers Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Josephine Lancaster Comparative use of burn-sites by white rhinoceros on Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa Mankwe Wildlife Reserve Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Lorna Hayes Vigilance in African black ostriches: a comparison of group living versus pair living in a zoo setting Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Matthew Kaye Habitat associations in the mammalian diversity of Greystoke Forest, Cumbria Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Published in: 2009

Abbie Taylor Impacts of farming practices associated with Higher Level Stewardship on abundance and diversity of small mammals in field margins Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Amy Barr Minimum Viable Population analysis for an endangered Hawaiian bird Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Cally Quigley  Seasonal change in the diets of reintroduced red kites Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

James Stead Novel assessment of habitat use by brown bears using GPS telemetry date and simulation approaches Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Melanie Clapham Genetic analysis of brown bear hair samples to study bear behaviour in British Columbia, Canada Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Nicola Ruston Observations of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops trucatus) and their behavioural changes in relation to boat presence Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Published in: 2008

Claire Stevenson Density and distribution of red squirrels in response to human use patterns in Whinlatter Forest, Cumbria Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Faye Goymer Comparison of the diversity and abundance of small mammals between protected woodland and peri-urban wasteland Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Leanne Bower Temporal variation in sightings of marine mammals off the Cumbrian coast Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Rebecca Hill Comparison of the diversity and abundance of small mammals in hedge rows under different management practices Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, UK.

Published in: 2007

Peter Swain The value of watchable wildlife: measuring the impacts of bear viewing in British Columbia Master of Science by Research, School of Natural Resources, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Claire Hopps Anti-predator behaviour in small mammals in response to simulated avian predation Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Clare Slater Small mammal distribution in commercial Short Rotation Coppice Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Craig Nisbet A reanalysis of the genetics of European Bison with recommendations for captive breeding Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Joanne Watson Within-season variation in song bout length in a winter-singing bird, the European robin (Erithacus rubecula) Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Suzanne Alcock An investigation of Handedness in Barbary Macaques Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Published in: 2006

Matthew Benson Impact of predator odours on the use of feeders by red squirrels Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Muriel Ennis Prey selection by barn owls Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Simon O'Hare Population Viability Analysis for red squirrels on the Solway Plain, Cumbria Bachelor of Science Honours, Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Published in: 2005
Refereed Articles

Stevenson-Holt, CD, Watts, K, Bellamy, CC, Nevin, OT & Ramsey, AD (2014) Defining landscape resistance values in least-cost connectivity models for the invasive grey squirrel: A comparison of approaches using expert-opinion and habitat suitability modelling.  PLoS ONE 9(11): e112119. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112119

Clapham, M, Nevin, OT, Ramsey, AD & Rosell, F (2014) Scent marking investment and motor patterns are affected by the age and sex of wild brown bears. Animal Behaviour 94:107-116

Cross, HB, Zedrosser, A, Nevin, OT & Frank Rosell (2014) Sex discrimination via anal gland secretion in a territorial monogamous mammal.  Ethology 120:1044–1052.  doi: 10.1111/eth.12277

Nevin, OT, Swain, P & Convery I (2014) Bears, place-making, and authenticity in British Columbia. Natural Areas Journal 34(2):216-221

Published in: 2014

Clapham, M, Nevin, OT, Ramsey, AD & Rosell, F (2013) The function of strategic tree selectivity in the chemical signalling of brown bears. Animal Behaviour 85:1351-1357

Stevenson, CD, Nevin, OT, Watts, K, Ramsey, AD & Ferryman, M (2013) Using GPS telemetry to validate least-cost modelling of grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) movement within a fragmented landscape. Ecology and Evolution 3(7):2350-2361  doi: 10.1002/ece3.638

Stevenson, CD, Ramsey, AD, Nevin, OT & Sinclair W (2013) Assessing grey squirrel dispersal patterns within the landscape using DNA sequence variation.  Landscape Research 38(4):553-559 DOI:10.1080/01426397.2012.668179

Published in: 2013

Clapham, M, Nevin, OT, Ramsey, AD & Rosell, F (2012) A Hypothetico-Deductive Approach to Assessing the Social Function of Chemical Signalling in a Non-Territorial Solitary Carnivore.  PLos ONE 7(4): e35404. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035404

DellaSala, DA, Fitzgerald, JM, Jonsson, B-G, McNeely, JA, Dovie, BD, Dieterich, M, Majluf, P, Nemtzov, SC, Nevin, OT, Parsons, ECM & Watson, JEM (2012) Priority Actions for Sustainable Forest Management in the International Year of Forests.  Conservation Biology 26(3):572-575 

Published in: 2012

Pullin, AS, Baldi, A, Can, OE, Dietrich, M, Ibisch, P, Kati, V, Livoreil, B, Lovei, G, Nevin, OT, Selva, N & Sousa-Pinto, I (2009) Conservation Focus on Europe: Major conservation policy issues that need to be informed by conservation biology.  Conservation Biology 23(4):818–824 

Published in: 2009

Quigley, C, Armstrong, R., Nevin, OT & Ramsey, AD (2008) A study of the winter diet of reintroduced red kites from North East England. Avian Biology Research 1(1):48

Ramsey, AD, Nevin, OT  & Armstrong, R (2008) Golden Eagle Restoration in the Lake District National Park; an investigation of public demand and economic benefits. Avian Biology Research 1(1):49-50 

Published in: 2008

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2005) Observations of autumn courtship and breeding in Brown Bears, Ursus arctos, from coastal British Columbia.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 119(3):449-450

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2005) Perceived risk, displacement and refuging in brown bears: Positive impacts of ecotourism?  Biological Conservation 121:611-622

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2005) Measuring the cost of risk avoidance in brown bears: further evidence of positive impacts of ecotourism.  Biological Conservation 123:453-460

Armstrong, R & Nevin, OT (2005) Mediterranean Monk Seal off Ginak Island, The Gambia: a new sighting at the southern fringe of the known range.  The Monachus Guardian 8(2):19-20

Published in: 2005
Commissioned Reports

Sinclair, B, Watson-Crook, A, Nevin, OT, Carr A, Smith D & Mehrotra R (2011) Pilot study examining the effects of hydraulic and elevator dredge harvesting of marine bivalves such as the common cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.) on intertidal communities. Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Miles, L & Nevin, OT (2010) Habitat preferences of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera.  Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Nevin, OT (2009) An assessment and review of potential impacts of timber extraction from harvest blocks around Pete Lake in the Knight East Landscape Unit on the population of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in the Glendale-Tom Browne drainage.  National School of Forestry, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Clapham, M & Nevin, OT (2009) A preliminary stock assessment and investigation of mortality sources for Atlantic salmon in the River Eden drainage.  Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Nevin, OT (2008) Tempro-spatial influence of forest road re-commissioning on movement patterns and travel corridors in brown bears (Ursus arctos) in second growth temperate rainforest ecosystems in coastal British Columbia.  National School of Forestry, University of Cumbria, Penrith.

Swain, P & Nevin, OT (2007) Mammal Survey Site: Newmills, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.  Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, Penrith.

Swain, P & Nevin, OT (2007) Mammal Survey Site: Drumkeen, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.  Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, Penrith.

Nevin, OT (2006) Confidential Report for Aviva Insurance: Operations Liability – bear viewing.  Centre for Animal Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, Penrith.

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, BK (2001) Further Analysis of Human - Bear Interactions: A Supplement to "BC Bear Viewing: An Analysis of Bear – Human Interactions, Economic and Social Dimensions with Recommendations for Best Practices" Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Nevin, OT, Gilbert, BK & Smith, JS (2001) BC Bear Viewing: An Analysis of Bear - Human Interactions, Economic and Social Dimensions with Recommendations for Best Practices Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Nevin, OT & Gilbert, B.K. (2000) Evaluation of a model bear viewing program at Glendale River with policy recommendations Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Environmental Science and Management - Wildlife and Habitat Management
Environmental Science and Management - Conservation and Biodiversity
Ecological Applications - Landscape Ecology
Environmental Science and Management - Natural Resource Management
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Zoology - Vertebrate Biology
Ecology - Behavioural Ecology
Ecology - Population Ecology
Zoology - Animal Behaviour
COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES
Tourism - Impacts of Tourism
Journal article

Nevin, O. T., & Gilbert, B. K. (2005). Perceived risk, displacement and refuging in brown bears: Positive impacts of ecotourism?. Biological Conservation, 121(4), 611-622. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2004.06.011

Nevin, O. T., & Gilbert, B. K. (2005). Measuring the cost of risk avoidance in brown bears: Further evidence of positive impacts of ecotourism. Biological Conservation, 123(4), 453-460. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2005.01.007

Nevin, O. T., & Gilbert, B. K. (2005). Observations of autumn courtship and breeding in Brown Bears, Ursus arctos, from coastal British Columbia. Canadian Field-Naturalist, 119(3), 449-450.

Pullin, A., Baldi, A., Dieterich, M., Kati, V., Livoreil, B., Lovei, G., . . . Sousa-Pinto, I. (2009). Conservation focus on Europe : major conservation policy issues that need to be informed by conservation science. Conservation biology., 23(4), 818-824. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01283.x

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Clapham, M., Nevin, O., Ramsey, A., & Rosell, F. (2012). A hypothetico-deductive approach to assessing the social function of chemical signalling in a non-territorial solitary carnivore. PLoS ONE., 7(4), 1-11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035404

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Dellasala, D., Fitzgerald, J., Watson, J., Jonsson, B. G., McNeely, J., Dovie, B., . . . Parsons, E. (2012). Priority actions for sustainable forest management in the International Year of Forests. Conservation biology., 26(3), 572-575. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01849.x

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Stevenson, C., Ramsey, A., Nevin, O., & Sinclair, W. (2013). Assessing grey squirrel dispersal patterns within the landscape using sequence variation. Landscape research., 38(4), 553-559. doi:10.1080/01426397.2012.668179

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Clapham, M., Nevin, O., Ramsey, A., & Rosell, F. (2013). The function of strategic tree selectivity in the chemical signalling of brown bears. Animal behaviour., 85(6), 1351-1357. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.03.026

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Stevenson, C., Ferryman, M., Nevin, O., Ramsey, A., Bailey, S., & Watts, K. (2013). Using GPS telemetry to validate least-cost modeling of gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) movement within a fragmented landscape. Ecology and evolution., 3(7), 2350-2361. doi:10.1002/ece3.638

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Nevin, O., Swain, P., & Convery, I. (2014). Bears, place-making, and authenticity in British Columbia. Natural Areas Journal, 34(3), 216-221.

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Stevenson-Holt, C., Watts, K., Bellamy, C., Ramsey, A., & Nevin, O. (2014). Defining landscape resistance values in least-cost connectivity models for the invasive grey squirrel : a comparison of approaches using expert-opinion and habitat suitability modelling. PLoS ONE., 9(1), 1-11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112119

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Clapham, M., Nevin, O., Ramsey, A., & Rosell, F. (2014). Scent-marking investment and motor patterns are affected by the age and sex of wild brown bears. Animal behaviour., 94, 107-116. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.05.017

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Cross, H., Zedrosser, A., Nevin, O., & Rosell, F. (2014). Sex discrimination via anal gland secretion in a territorial monogamous mammal. Ethology., 120(10), 1044-1052. doi:10.1111/eth.12277

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Report

Sinclair, B., Watson-Crook, A., Nevin, O., Carr, A., Smith, D., & Mehrotra, R. (2011). Pilot study examining the effects of hydraulic and elevator dredge harvesting of marine bivalves such as the common cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.) on intertidal communities. Penrith, UK: Centre for Wildlife Conservation, University of Cumbria.

Stevenson, C., Watts, K., Nevin, O., Ramsey, A., & Bailey, S. (2013). Modelling ecological networks and dispersal in grey squirrels. Stockport, USA.: orestry Commission Publications. Retrieved from http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/fcrn014.pdf/$file/fcrn014.pdf

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Book chapter

Nevin, O., Swain, P., & Convery, I. (2012). Nature tourism : do bears create a sense of place?. In I. Convery, G. Corsane, & P. Davis (Eds.), Making sense of place : multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 271-278). Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer.

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Elmeligi, S., Finn, S., Nevin, O., & Convery, I. (2016). Citizen science and the perception of nature. In I. Convery, & P. Davis (Eds.), Changing perceptions of nature (1st ed., pp. 253-262). Woodbridge, UK: The Boydell Press. Retrieved from https://boydellandbrewer.com/changing-perceptions-of-nature-hb.html