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Professor W.I. Montgomery

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Ian Montgomery
Professor of Animal Ecology

BSc. Zoology (1st Class), 1973,
University of Manchester;
PhD. Studies on the ecology of two sympatric
species of Apodemus (Rodentia:Muridae), 1977,
University of Manchester.


Contact Information
Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 2214 (Direct line)
Fax:  +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Room:  Medical Biology Centre - 5.021.

Administrative Responsibilities

Past Head of School of Biological Sciences (1995-2010)  Director of Quercus.

Research Interests

Rodent population and community ecology  Community ecology of helminth parasites  Behavioural ecology of carnivores  Role of wild mammals in disease transmission  Community and population ecology of bats  Upland ecology  Ecology of introduced invertebrate and vertebrate species  Sexual selection in orb web spiders  Ecology and behaviour of overwintering wildfowl  Ecology of seed eating birds, and biotope and community analyses in site monitoring and designation.

Over 150 publications and reports including more than 100 in refereed journals, edited books and published symposia proceedings.  External research income is in excess of £2.5M.  37 postgraduate students (30 PhD and 2 MPhil completed) have been or are being supervised singly or jointly.

Other Information

Member of Committee Heads of University Biological Sciences, Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside  Member Institute of Biology, British Ecological Society, Mammal Society, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, British Society for Parasitology  Editor Proceeding Royal Irish Academy B, Biology and Environment.