Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Spatial Ecology and Landuse Unit (SELU)

  • The Spatial Ecology and Landuse Unit have been in existence for over 20 years and has initiated and delivered a variety of applied conservation management projects, all of which they translate into practical tools for relevant conservation practitioners.  Much of their work explores the linkages between wildlife protection mechanisms/policies and landscape scale ecology, with the majority of their research underpinned by the use of Geographic Information Systems as data repositories and predictive management tools.  Some of their work is supported by mobile data collection and management software devised by the group, who have established particular expertise in the use of real-time data capture protocols for field-based ecological and environmental surveys.