Miss Eleri Kent


Biological and Environmental Sciences Stirling

Miss Eleri Kent

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I am a PhD candidate at the University of Stirling, funded by NERC IAPETUS (see 'Research' page for details); I am interested in how to effectively mitigate the effects of anthropogenic forces on species and ecosystems, particularly habitat restoration.

During my undergraduate degree I spent a semester in Australia and during a field-trip took part in a long-term study of strategies to promote biodiversity on a cattle farm which helped spark my interest in the effects of land use and conservation in human-dominated landscapes. My MRes project focused on the spatial distribution of roadkill and how this was influenced by an urban-rural gradient. During this time I also assisted Cardiff Otter Project with collecting samples and data from otter postmortems.

I have also worked in outdoor centers and am passionate about education and outreach.


MRes - Cardiff University (2019)

BSc - University of St Andrews (2018)



My current research investigates the effect of landscape context on woodland use by bats; I will be investigating how land use change affects long term bat population trends as well as how bat activity is affected by landscape complexity.


During my Master's I researched the effect of the urban-rural gradients on the spatial distribution of roadkill in the UK

Life in the fast lane: roadkill risk along an urban–rural gradient, Journal of Urban Ecology, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2021, juaa039, https://doi.org/10.1093/jue/juaa039

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