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Dr Claire Wordley

Dr Claire Wordley

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Room 3.01 David Attenborough Building
Office Phone: 01223 (7) 68914

Biography:

I have recently started working on increasing the use of the Conservation Evidence project by conservation practitioners. This involves communication about the benefits of evidence based conservation, promotion of the Conservation Evidence database, and the provision of academic support for practitioners who want to test conservation interventions that can add to the Conservation Evidence project.

Prior to this I worked for the RSPB, looking at the evidence base for management options for seabirds in marine protected areas.

I did my PhD at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Professor John Altringham. I worked in collaboration with the Nature Conservation Foundation(www.ncf-india.org/), and focused on changes in bat species composition and functional diversity between different plantation types, forest fragments and riparian corridors in the Western Ghats of India.
I  have done extensive public outreach in the UK and India including talks in schools,newspaper series, poster exhibitions and science outreach events.

Key Publications

Wordley, C. F., Sankaran, M., Mudappa, D., & Altringham, J. D. 2015. Landscape scale habitat suitability modelling of bats in the Western Ghats of India: Bats like something in their tea. Biological Conservation, 191, 529-536.
Wordley, C.F.R., Altringham, J.D. and Shankar Raman, T.R. 2014. Bats in Indian coffee plantations:doing more good than harm? Current Science 107 (12) 1-3
Wordley, C.F.R., Foui, E., Mudappa, D., Sankaran, M., Altringham, J. 2014. Acoustic identification of bats in the southern Western Ghats, India. Acta Chiropterologica 16 (1) 213-222
Wordley, C., Slate, J. and Stapley, J., 2010. Mining online genomic resources in Anolis carolinensis facilitates rapid and inexpensive development of cross-species microsatellite markers for the Anolis lizard genus. Molecular Ecology Resources, no. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02863.x
Stapley, J., Wordley, C. and Slate, J. 2010. No Evidence of Genetic Differentiation Between Anoles With Different Dewlap Color Patterns. Journal of Heredity doi: 10.1093/jhered/esq104