Staff profile

Dr Andrew Ramsey


Senior Lecturer in Animal Ecology

Subject

Biology and Zoology

College

College of Life and Natural Sciences

Department

School of Environmental Sciences

Research centre

Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

a.ramsey@derby.ac.uk

About

I am an ecologist and conservation biologist and teach these specialisms at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am Programme Leader for Zoology and supervise a range of PhD students. I am also the research lead for 'Eco-sustainability and evolution' in the University of Derby's 'Environmental Sustainability Research Centre'.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently lead four modules consisting of '4BY503 Ecology', 6BY513 Ecological Consultancy' and '6BY508 Wildlife Conservation' at undergraduate level and '7BY503 Tropical Conservation Biology' at postgraduate level. The latter includes the field studies program in Singapore.

Research interests

I am interested in using multidisciplinary approaches to research the ecology and conservation of species in cultural ecosystems; this has included the biodiversity and socioeconomic aspects of conservation in oil palm plantations in Malaysian Borneo and harvesting woodfuel on biodiversity in British Woodlands. I am also interested in conservation in freshwater systems - currently supervising two PhD students investigating ecosystem services provided by freshwater mussels and one on the detection of freshwater invasive species using eDNA techniques.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Zoological Society of London (Fellow)
  • Society for Conservation Biology (Member of European Section Education Committee)
  • Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

 

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications 

Research qualifications

Recent conferences

International experience

I currently (2017) work closely with Colorado State University in the USA and teach on some of their summer field studies programmes in Yellowstone National Park.

Recent publications