Dr Susan Canney

Research Interests

These are centred on conservation biology and the use of spatial techniques for:

  • Understanding human impact on (and interaction with) ecosystems and wildlife
  • Resolving human-wildlife conflict
  • Planning and implementation of conservation strategy and management
  • Participatory approaches to conservation management
  • Member of the Conservation and Science Committee of the Sahara Conservation Fund

Additional Information

  • Mali Elephant Project - an innovative approach to elephant conservation through engagement with the wider social-ecological system - ongoing (The Wild Foundation, Oxford Tracking Group, Save the Elephants) see 10 minute Tedx talk at the link below
  • Spatial analysis of ecological data for participatory park management in the Rodna Mountains, Romania (Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography)
  • Managed Elephant Range Scenario Planning research in Aceh, Indonesia (Flora & Fauna International)
  • Africa-wide spatial modelling of lion distribution (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit)
  • Impacts of cumulative ecosystem change on wild-dog energy budgets & persistence (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit)
  • Rewilding feasibility scenarios in Scotland (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit)
  • Understanding forest ecology and conservation in and around the Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand (Elephant Conservation Network and the Zoological Society of London)

Selected Publications

Hambler, C & S. M. Canney (2013). Conservation. 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press. 

C Packer, A Loveridge, S Canney, et al. (2013) Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/ele.12091 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12091/abstract

Loveridge, AJ, & S Canney (2009) Report to Born Free Foundation on the Lion Distribution and Conservation Modelling Project. Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford.

Szabo, E.A., A. Lawrence, C. Iusan, & S. Canney (2008) Participatory protected area management – A case study from Rodna Mountains National Park, Romania. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management 4:187–199

Canney, S (2008) Environmental and Social Standards for Environmental and Social Impact Assessments on road projects in Democratic Republic of Congo. Environment and Development Group, Oxford.

Canney, S., K. Lindsey, E. Hema, I. Douglas-Hamilton, V. Martin (2007) The Mali Elephant Initiative: synthesis of knowledge, research and recommendations about the population, its range and the threats to the elephants of the Gourma. Save the Elephants, Nairobi.

Jepson, P. & S.Canney (2003) Values-led conservation. Global Biogeography and Ecology 12: 271-274

Jepson, P. & S.Canney (2001) Biodiversity Hotspots: hot for what? Global Ecology & Biogeography 10: 225-227.