An Evening of Dormice - Tuesday, 29th November 2022 at 7:30pm, The Kenn Centre
We welcome Ellie Scopes, Matt Parkins and Charlotte Armitage to join us at one of our DMG evenings to give us an overview of their fantastic work on Dormice.
Ellie Scopes - With the help of volunteers from Cornwall and Devon Mammal Groups, I have spent the summer surveying for dormice using footprint tunnels. My aim was to investigate how dormice are using hedges and scrub areas, which are understudied habitats. In this talk, I will discuss this fieldwork and data gathering process, and touch on the preliminary results, such as where I found dormice.
Matt Parkins - Working as a woodland conservationist on a number of Woodland Trust sites around Dartmoor I have various dormouse monitoring projects running to inform us about optimum ways to improve habitats. Working with researchers from the University of Exeter provides us with a more detailed insight into the behaviour of the species in the area. In turn, this can help us to further improve those habitats as we know more about connectivity across the landscape and essential food sources that benefit dormice
Charlotte Armitage - My work focuses on dormouse ecology in fragmented, upland and marginal landscapes at the edges of their range. More specifically I have been investigating how dormice utilise conifer habitat how best to manage them in the face of climate change, to ensure their conservation at local, regional and national levels. My main study site is Clocaenog Forest in northeast Wales, but I have also been working in Fingle Woods and Okehampton as part of my research.
Tuesday, 29th November 2022 at 7:30pm
The Kenn Centre, 3 Exeter Rd, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7TW
The talks will also be run online via Zoom, so there are tickets available for The Kenn Centre and for Zoom.
Members: £2.50 Non Members: £4.00
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