David Macdonald

David Macdonald

WildCRU, Zoology, University of Oxford

Research Interests

Major threats to wildlife conservation, be it through habitat loss, persecution and trade, conflict or disease, all necessitate solutions based on scientific evidence. Providing that evidence to achieve practical solutions to conservation problems through original scientific research is the mission of the WildCRU. Our research projects are generally based in behavioural ecology, but also highly inter-disciplinary. The student will be part of a vibrant and highly collaborative research group that is pioneering conservation research (www.wildcru.org). The details of any DPhil project would be defined in discussion with the student, and could involve fieldwork in the UK (for example on badgers) or overseas (for example on Ethiopian wolves) although topic and species are open to discussion.


David Macdonald is not accepting D.Phil students in 2020


Associated Research Streams

wildlife conservation, biodiversity, human-wildlife conflict, invasive species, habitat loss, persecution.

David Macdonald David Macdonald and Andrew Loveridge with anaesthetised lion, equipped with satellite tracking collar in Hwange National Park, Zimbabe

Contact information

  • Email: david.macdonald@zoo.ox.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1865 611 100
  • Webpage: None available
  • Address:
    Professor David Macdonald CBE

    The Recanati-Kaplan Centre
    Tubney House
    Abingdon Road
    OX13 5QL
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