Dr Tom Moorhouse

Research Interests

I have broad interests in ecology and conservation biology, including the study of population ecology, behavioural ecology and control of invasive species. I completed my DPhil on the subject of water vole conservation ecology in 2003 and went on to design and implement a replicated water vole reintroduction experiment which resulted in the successful establishment of seven new populations in the Upper Thames.

Following this I studied American signal crayfish and their impacts on British riparian flora and aquifauna. I am currently in the first year of a study examining how permeable agricultural landscapes may be to dispersing hedgehogs, attempting to discover whether simple alterations to the arable landscape might be expected to improve population connectivity.

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Selected Publications

Moorhouse, T. P., Gelling, M. & Macdonald, D. W. (2008) Effects of forage availability on growth and maturation rates in water voles. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 1288-1295.

Moorhouse, T. P., Gelling, M. & Macdonald, D. W. (2009) Effects of habitat quality upon reintroduction success in water voles: Evidence from a replicated experiment. Biological Conservation, 142, 53-60.

Moorhouse, T. P., Gelling, M., McLaren, G. W., Mian, R. & Macdonald, D. W. (2007) Physiological consequences of captive conditions in water voles (Arvicola terrestris).Journal of Zoology, 271 19-26.

Moorhouse, T. P. & Macdonald, D. W. (2005) Indirect negative impacts of radio-collaring: sex ratio variation in water voles. Journal of Applied Ecology, 42, 91-98.

Moorhouse, T. P. & Macdonald, D. W. (2008) What limits male range sizes at different population densities? Evidence from three populations of water voles. Journal of Zoology, 274, 395-402.

Moorhouse, T. P. & Macdonald, D. W. (2011) The effect of manual removal on movement distances in populations of signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus). Freshwater Biology, no-no.

Moorhouse, T. P. & Macdonald, D. W. (2011) The effect of removal by trapping on body condition in populations of signal crayfish. Biological Conservation, 144, 1826-1831.

Moorhouse, T. P. & Macdonald, D. W. (2011) Immigration rates of signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in response to manual control measures. Freshwater Biology,56, 993-1001.

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