Dr Mark Steer

About me

I am a practical conservation biologist who works closely with other practitioners to answer questions of direct importance to conservation organisations, industrial stakeholders and volunteer organisations. My interests lie in the conservation and restoration of ecological processes both in the UK and, nascently, Madagascar.

Current research interests include the use of genetic survey techniques; the potential for new technologies in monitoring change and altering land use; the impacts of agriculture on ecosystem services and biodiversity; ecological networks; and the spread and impact of invasive species.​

I lead our fantastic new MSc in Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice as well as teaching on a number of undergraduate degrees principally BSc Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science and BSc Environmental Science.​

Area of expertise

Techniques for survey and monitoring at the landscape scale
Ecological impacts of species reintroductions
Impacts of new technologies on land use​

My Publications