Dr Mark Steer

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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 in the UK and, nascently, Madagascar and the Arabian peninsula.

My current research interests include the use of eDNA techniques in the targeted survey of particular species and groups. These include a happily diverse bag of species from European eels and noble pen shells to brown bears and lemurs. 

Other interests include the potential for new technologies in monitoring change and altering land use; the impacts of agriculture on ecosystem services and biodiversity and ecological networks.​

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 including eDNA and camera trapping.

Ecological impacts of species reintroductions
Impacts of new technologies on land use​


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