Dr Graeme Shannon

Lecturer in Zoology (Behaviour)

Contact info

Location: 304 Environment Centre Wales

Tel: 01248 382318

Website: www.wildliferesearch.co.uk

 

My research and teaching centres on the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and conservation, with particular focus on the effects of human activities on wildlife, animal cognition and the behavioural ecology of large herbivores. I have studied African elephants over the past two decades, addressing questions on foraging and movement ecology as well as investigating the detailed social and ecological knowledge of elephant family groups and the role of the matriarch. The research that I have conducted on elephant cognition has involved extensive use of acoustic playbacks, whereby animal vocalisations are broadcast to study the responses of elephants to social and ecological threats. More recently, I have applied these playback techniques to understand the effects of anthropogenic noise - a growing source of environmental disturbance - on animal behavior and wildlife ecology. I am also interested in the role that large herbivores play in ecosystem function and structure in natural and human altered habitats. This has led to the development of a project exploring fallow deer behaviour and habitat utilisation in the Elwy Valley, North Wales.

  1. 2020
  2. Sexual Dimorphism in the Common Hippopotamus

    Awdur: Sadler, P., 1 Hyd 2020

    Goruchwylydd: Shannon, G. (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Graddau Meistr trwy Ymchwil

  3. Have stripe patterns influenced the social behaviour and cohesion of the plains zebra (Equus quagga)?

    Awdur: Smith, D., 24 Awst 2020

    Goruchwylydd: Shannon, G. (Goruchwylydd) & Hayward, M. (Unigolyn allanol) (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Graddau Meistr trwy Ymchwil

  4. Zebra stripes, the ectoparasite hypothesis: using behavioural measures to determine ectoparasitic burdens in plains zebra (Equus quagga burchelli) in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa.

    Awdur: Connock, W., 20 Ebr 2020

    Goruchwylydd: Shannon, G. (Goruchwylydd) & Hayward, M. W. (Unigolyn allanol) (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Graddau Meistr trwy Ymchwil

  5. The Origin of Zebra Stripes: Does Striping Provide a Fecundity Advantage?

    Awdur: Evetts, J., 4 Maw 2020

    Goruchwylydd: Shannon, G. (Goruchwylydd) & Hayward, M. (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Graddau Meistr trwy Ymchwil

  6. 2018
  7. An integrated approach to high-resolution modelling of a species range expansion using presence-only data: a case study on roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)

    Awdur: Barton, O., 12 Medi 2018

    Goruchwylydd: Shannon, G. (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Graddau Meistr trwy Ymchwil