Dr Paul D. Stewart
Paul did his D.Phil on the Social Behaviour of the European badger Meles meles with WildCru from 1993-1997.
With Stephen Ellwood he developed techniques for remote infra-red video surveillance of badgers which are still in use on the project. His work looked at the behavioural under-pining of Badger groups. The badger vocalisation research was one component of this study, which ranged from scent marking at latrines to allogrooming and division of den maintenance effort at setts.
Paul left WildCru to join the BBC Natural History Unit in 1997. Since then Paul has worked worldwide on most of the unit's 'Blue Chip' productions including Blue Planet, Life in Cold Blood, Life of Mammals, Galapagos, Planet Earth and most recently Yellowstone. As a Cameraman and Producer he has won numerous awards including two Emmy's and BAFTA's as well as Best of Festival and Best Series awards in recent industry gatherings. He is currently working on a North America series for Discovery.
non-wildcru publicationsStewart P.D., Dawkins R. 2006. Galapagos - Islands which Changed the World. Random House Books and Yale University Press.
natural history production
ProjectsBadger Vocal Communication
PublicationsBadgers and Badger Fleas: Strategies and Counter-Strategies
Behavioural Mechanisms of Information Transmission and Reception by Badgers, Meles Meles, at Latrines
Density-Dependent Regulation of Body Mass and Condition in Badgers (Meles Meles) from Wytham Woods
No Evidence of Social Hierarchy Amongst Feeding Badgers, Meles Meles
Vigilance in Badgers Meles Meles: The Effects of Group Size and Human Persecution
Boundary Faeces and Matched Advertisement in the European Badger (Meles Meles): A Potential Role in Range Exclusion
Measuring the Dynamics of Mammalian Societies: An Ecologist's Guide to Ethological Methods
The Ectoparasites of the European Badger, Meles Meles, and the Behavior of the Host-Specific Flea, Paraceras Melis
Vocal Repertoire in the European Badger (Meles Meles): Structure, Context, and Function
Individual Differences in Den Maintenance Effort in a Communally Dwelling Mammal: The Eurasian Badger
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Wytham in 1995 during the badger study
On the trail of Red and Giant Pandas in the mountains of western Sichuan for the BBC Wild China Series