Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Recent publications

  • Bayliss, J., Simonite, V. & Thompson, S. (2002). An innovative approach to multi-species avian conservation. Proceedings of Avian Landscape Ecology- Pure and Applied Issues in the Large Scale Ecology of Birds, 165 – 174.

    Bayliss, J., Helyar, A., Lee, J.T. Lee & Thompson, S. (2003). A multi-criteria targeting approach to neutral grassland conservation. Journal of Environmental Management, 67, 145 – 160.

    Bailey, N., Clements, T., Lee, J. T., and Thompson, S. (2003). Modelling soil series to facilitate targeted habitat restoration: a polytomous logistic regression approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 67, 395 - 407.

    Davies, B.R., Biggs, J., Lee, J.T. & and Thompson, S. (2004) Identifying optimum locations for new ponds. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 14, 5 - 24

    Thompson, S., Hazel, A. Bailey, N., Bayliss, J. & Lee, J.T. (2004). Identifying potential breeding sites for the stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) in the UK. Journal for Nature Conservation, 12, 229 – 235.

    Lee, J.T. & Thompson, S. (2005). Targeting sites for habitat creation: an investigation into alternative scenarios. Landscape and Urban Planning, 17 - 28.

    Bayliss, J., Simonite, V. & Thompson, S. (2005). The use of probabilistic habitat suitability models for Biodiversity Action Planning. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 108, 228 – 250.

    Treweek, J., Therivel, R., Thompson, S., & Slater, M. (2005). Principles for the use of Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool for promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Journal of Environmental Assessment, Policy & Management, 7, 173 – 199.

    Bailey, N., Lee, J.T., Thompson S., (2006). Maximising the natural capital benefits of habitat creation: Spatially targeting native woodland using GIS. Landscape and Urban Planning, 227 - 243.

    Davies, B.R., Biggs, J., Williams, P.J., Lee, J.T. and Thompson, S. (2008). A comparison of the catchment sizes of rivers, streams, ponds, ditches and lakes: implications for protecting aquatic biodiversity in an agricultural landscape. Hydrobiologia, 597, 7 – 17.

    Davies, B.R., Biggs, J., Williams, P.J., and Thompson, S. (2009). Making agricultural landscapes more sustainable for freshwater biodiversity: a case study from southern England. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 19, 439 – 447.

    Hemsley-Flint, F., Hart, G., Lee, J. & Thompson, S. (2009). Developing ontologies from a domain expert perspective. In Aplin, P, Mount, N., Priestnall, G. & Harvey, G.(Eds) Representing, Modelling, and Visualizing the Natural Environment. CRC Press

    McHugh, N. and Thompson, S. (2011). A rapid ecological network assessment tool and its use in locating habitat extension areas in a changing landscape. Journal for Nature Conservation,, 19, 236 - 244.

    Thompson, S. (2011). Collecting new data on tigers in Northern India, Biodiversity Science. Available at

    Lorist, G., Avent, T., Scaps, P., Thompson, S.,Long, P. & Slater, K. (2012). Herbivore distribution patterns mapped on a South African game reserve. Available at

    Drayson, K. & Thompson, S. (2013). Ecological mitigation measures in English EIA. Journal of Environmental Management, 119, 103 – 110.

    Doughty, L.S., Slater, K., Zitzer, H., Avent, T. & Thompson, S. (2014). The impact of male contraception on dominance hierarchy and herd association patterns of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in a fenced game reserve. Global Ecology and Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2014.08.004

    Drayson, K., Wood, G. J. & Thompson, S. (2015). Assessing the Quality of the Ecological Component of English Environmental Statements. Journal of Environmental Management, 160, 241 – 253.

    Webber, A.W., Thompson, S., Bailey, N. & Priston, E.C. (2017). Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at sites of negative human-wildlife interactions: current applications and future developments. In: Human Wildlife Conflicts: New Dimensions (Eds: Webber, A.W., Hill, C.M. & Priston, E.C.). Berghahn Books.

    Thompson S, Avent T, Doughty LS (2016) Range Analysis and Terrain Preference of Adult Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in a South African Private Game Reserve: Insights into Carrying Capacity and Future Management. PLoS ONE, 11(9): e0161724. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161724