Ecology and Conservation Science
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I am interested in the ecology of small mammals, concentrating on the understanding of factors affecting their distribution, abundance and biodiversity in natural, managed and agricultural habitats.
I have a continuing interest in the evaluation and development of monitoring techniques for small mammals in the UK and in the impacts of environmental factors on small mammal density and reproduction. In particular, I am involved in a long-term project on the effects of food supply and winter severity on bank vole, Myodes (Clethrionomys) glareolus, and wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus, population dynamics in ash (Fraxinus excelsior) woodland. Other interests include aspects of the history and ecology of the British mammal fauna. I also reviewed the development and participation of the Mammal Society in the conservation of British mammals for the Society’s 50th anniversary.
- Flowerdew, J.R . and Tattersall, F.H., (2008) Wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus. In Mammals of the British Isles: Handbook, 4 th Edition (eds S. Harris and D.W. Yalden) pp. 125-137. Southampton: The Mammal Society .
- Gurnell, J. and Flowerdew, J.R., (2006) Live Trapping Small Mammals.A Practical Guide. Occasional Publication of the Mammal Society. , The Mammal Society, London.
- Flowerdew, J.R. (2004) Advances in the conservation of British mammals, 1954–2004: 50 years of progress with The Mammal Society. Mammal Review, 34, 169– 210.
- Flowerdew, J.R. , Shore, R.F., Poulton, S.M.C., & Sparks, T.H. (2004) Live trapping to monitor small mammals in Britain. Mammal Review, 34, 31-50.
- Flowerdew, J.R. and Ellwood, S.A., (2001) Impacts of woodland deer on small mammal ecology. Forestry 74, pp. 278–287.
- Flowerdew, J. (1993) Mice and Voles. Whittet Books, London.