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Biography

I am interested in understanding the how interactions between organisms and their food resources generate the patterns of species distribution, habitat use, behaviour and abundance, that we see in nature. Furthermore, I aim to understand how consumer-resource interactions affect the structure, functioning and service provision of ecosystems. My recent research has combined statistical modelling and individual-based modelling to examine the conditions under which consumers cause depletion of food resources. This topic is particularly important where the food resources being depleted have conservation (e.g. rare species) or economic value (e.g. agricultural crops, shellfish). I use individual-based models to predict how the outcomes of consumer-resource interactions vary under different environmental conditions and management regimes. I use my research to inform wildlife management and the resolution of human-wildlife conflicts.

The main study systems I have used to address these topics are:...

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Journal Articles

Books

  • Redpath, S.M., Gutiérrez, R.J., Wood, K.A. and Young, J.C., 2015. Conflicts in conservation: Navigating towards solutions.

Chapters

  • Stillman, R.A. and Wood, K.A., 2015. Balancing shorebird conservation and shellfish harvesting in UK estuaries. In: Redpath, S.M., Gutierrez, R.J., Wood, K.A. and Young, J.C., eds. Conflicts in Conservation: Navigating Towards Solutions. Cambridge University Press, 209-211.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2015. The swan grazing conflict in chalk rivers. In: Redpath, S.M., Gutierrez, R.J., Wood, K.A. and Young, J.C., eds. Conflicts in Conservation: Navigating Towards Solutions. Cambridge University press, 134-136.
  • Redpath, S.M., Gutiérrez, R.J., Wood, K.A. and Young, J.C., 2015. Finding a way out of conservation conflicts. Conflicts in Conservation: Navigating Towards Solutions. 287-303.
  • Redpath, S.M., Gutiérrez, R.J., Wood, K.A., Sidaway, R. and Young, J.C., 2015. An introduction to conservation conflicts. Conflicts in Conservation: Navigating Towards Solutions. 3-18.
  • Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Daunt, F. and O'Hare, M.T., 2012. An Individual-based model of swan-macrophyte conflicts in a chalk river. In: Boon, P. and Raven, P., eds. River Conservation and Management. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 339-344.

Reports

Theses

Grants

  • The Ecology Of Inland Waters (British Council, 13 Oct 2013). Awarded
  • INTECOL 2013 (British Ecological Society, 18 Aug 2013). Awarded

Memberships

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