Students and Alumni

As of 2018, the Diploma has run for 11 years, and has taught 91 students from 40 countries, with research projects covering 67 different species.

Oxford Diploma Conservation Network for alumni and current students

The Oxford Diploma Conservation Network (ODCN) is made up of a unique group of individuals who are current students or alumni of the Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice and can keep in touch with each other at our mailing list.

Previous Student Projects

  • Viewing different angles of occupancy: estimating of occupancy of gaur (Bos gaurus) and sambar (Cervus unicolor) using two different methods
  • Biological impacts of village relocation on tiger and prey populations of Melghat Tiger Reserve in India
  • Co-occurrence of Leopard and Asiatic Wild Dog in Tadoba Andhart tiger Reserve of India
  • To what extent can we rely on the village patrols data? A case study from the Menabe Protected Area, Madagascar
  • Home range sizes, scent-marking behavioural and habitat preference and use of solitary and coalition male cheetahs Acinonyx jubatus in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP), South Africa
  • Home range estimates and its implication to conservation of jaguars. How many fixes are good enough?
  • A comparative study of seasonal changes in feral American mink (mustela vison) populatinos from four islands
  • Monitoring populations of small mammals in Wytham woods
  • Base line survey of human-carnivore conflict in the Termit-Touma landscape, Niger
  • Human-Ethiopian wolf conflict in fragmented Afro-alpine ranges of Ethiopia
  • Seasonal populatino density estimates for ungulates: Management implications for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • The effects of arable field margin management on the abundance and species richness of Staphylinid beetles (Rove beetles)
  • Assessing the contribution of Organic Farming and Woodlands to river health, as measured by invertebrate diversity indices
  • An evaluation of wildlife data collected during trail patrols and their value for conservation: a case study of duiker (Cephalophus spp.) data from a Cameroonian rainforest
  • Perceptions and Solutions to Human-wildlife Conflict in and Around Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
  • Livestock predation intensity and patterns by tigers (Panthera tigris) and common leopards (Panthera pardus) in Bhutan
  • Examining spatial ecology of the Bornean leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis in Danum Valley region, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Hunters’ perceptions, characteristics and attitudes in rural livelihoods in four western Balkan countries: Albania, Croatia, FYROM, Kosovo
  • Medium sized-cats in Sumatra; Asiatic golden cat and Sundaland clouded leopard occurren pattern in Kerinci Seblat Landscape
  • Refining wild mammal handling protocols: Pre-procedural environment and practitioner experience affect stress behaviour in the European badger (Meles meles)
  • Assessing of Amur tiger population status in the Russian Far East using information on prey availability
  • Assessing the level of grazing in the Afroalpine areas of Ethiopia
  • Rest Site selection: fine scale differences between dispersing and territorial linos as a mechanism of coexistence
  • Sex and age diffeences in the contribution to territory patrolling in the Ethiopian wolf
  • Does age or pack size determine the foraging distribution of Ethiopian wolves in an area of varying biomass?
  • Estimating carinivore presence and density of their prey in Xinjiang, China, based on data from short-term field surveys
  • Spatial-based modelling of human-carnivore conflict: a case study from tiger and leopard attacks on humans in Central India.
  • Habitat preference and kill site selection for Amur tiger in the Russian Far East
  • Perceptions of the human-jaguar conflict in rural areas of Latin America
  • Prey selectivity by leopards in a South African Afrotemperate forest and surrounding habitats: preliminary results with notes on camera-trap utility
  • Estimating density of the Nigerian–Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan-troglodytes ellioti) in the Ebo forest, Cameroon
  • Frequency, costs and patterns of human-wildlife conflicts in Xishuangbanna, southwest China
  • Occupancy patterns of jaguar (Panthera onca) puma (Puma concolor) and ocelot (Leopardus paradalis) in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Belize
  • To kill, stay or flee: The effect of lions and landscape factors on habitat and kill site selection of cheetahs in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Scale dependence of leopard- livestock attack predictors in Junnar, India
  • Comparison of conventional and spatial capture-recapture methods to estimate leopard (Panthera pardus) density using camera trap data in central Kenya
  • Predictors of tree cover in the Nagzira-Nawegaon tiger corridor in Central India
  • Home-range of female cheetahs in the Kalahari landscape of South Africa
  • An overview of the conservation status of the gentle lemur Hapalemur alatroensis in the Lake Alaotra protected area of Madagascar
  • Examining the presence and diversity of carnivore prey species across different land-use zones in Tanzania’s Ruaha ecosystem
  • Can REDD programs be a tool for conservation? The jaguar on the spot
  • A fine scale assessment of the relationship between murine rodent species and the afroalpine vegetation species on the Bale Mountain National Park, Ethiopia
  • Habitat suitability and population viability analysis for greater one-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis in Nepal
  • Dimensions of the bushmeat trade in the Littoral and Southwest regions of Cameroon: Inferences from trading points and spatial data
  • Impacts of grazing management upon Afro-alpine vegetation and prey availability for Ethiopian wolves
  • Spatial distribution of ungulates in relation to habitat type and waterholes,  Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • The effects of field margin management and landscape features on the community structure of Rove beetles (Staphylinidae)
  • Changes in home range sizes and habitat usage of female African linos (Panthera leo) in and around Hwange Natinal Park (Zimbabwe) between 2007 and 2008
  • Estimating mammal distribution within and in the periphery of wildlife conservation areas in southern Tanzania: a case study of five herbivore species
  • Lion (Panthera leo) Space Utilization in the Oil Exploration Region of Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
  • Estimating occupancy rates of four ungulate species in Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan, using camera-traps
  • Estimating small felid occurrence in Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area in Nothern Laos
  • Occupancy Patterns of the EuropeanWildcat in Central Greece
  • Assess viability of a Sumatran tiger population in West sumatra
  • Corridors and conflict: Using interviews to identify potential corridor areas for the lion (Panthera leo) in southern Tanzania
  • Assessing influence of environment parameters on amur tiger distribution in the Russian Far East
  • Distribution patterns of Cheetah, African lion and African wild dog, in Ethiopia
  • Social organisation, territoriality and resource dispersion in the endangered Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis)
  • Bager (Meles meles) use of setts and latrines, and movement patterns as revealed by RFID technology in Wytham Woods, UK
  • What is the home range size lions in a pastoral community in comparison to linos in other areas with similar habitat?
  • Assess the impact of reactive culling on badger (Meles meles) foraging patterns in North Wiltshire
  • Human-carnivore conflict in Tanzania: spatial features and livestock husbandry practices predisposing carnivore attacks on livestock in the surroundings of Ruaha National Park
  • Predation activity, time on the kill and post-kill movement patterns in Amur tiger in the Russian Far East
  • Behavioural ecology of non-adult white-bearded gibbons (Hylobates albibarbis) in a degraded peat-swamp forest
  • Age and sex assessment of leopards Panthera pardus through a pre-mortem photographic survey: Can hunters really tell?
  • Feeding ecology of the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) in Ebo Forest, Cameroon
  • Spatial patterns and hotspots of human-wildlife conflict in Xishuangbanna, South-west, China
  • Levels of wildlife law awareness and hunting in Belize
  • Towards an evidence-based human-carnivore conflict mitigation strategy in Bhutan: Identifying predictors of livestock vulnerability to tiger (Panthera tigris) depredation
  • A global review of research on human-canid conflict

Contact Students and Alumni

An effective way of enhancing your wisdom and developing ideas is to communicate with people working in similar fields to yourself. In addition, a very informative way of learning about a University programme is to converse with alumni who have participated in the course.

Here you will find a brief biography, including the professional and educational background of each alumni and student member. If you have questions about their work and interests or the in the program and/or life at the Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House in Oxfordshire, they are more than happy to discuss this with you via email. Please remember that the current students are still very much engaged in their education, so allow them at least a few days to respond to your email and be respectful of their time.

Alumni Diploma Students

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