Stirling Conservation Science was first initiated by Nils Bunnefeld to bring together researchers with an interest in conservation science at the University of Stirling. A defining characteristic of our approach is the use of a combination of empirical data collection and modelling to investigate the interaction between humans and the dynamics of ecological processes.
Our personal main interests are as varied as the integration of socio-ecological systems modelling in conservation, understanding incentives and decision making processes of people using natural resources, the conservation and ecology of bats in urban-, forest and agricultural systems, and the assessment and mitigation of the effects of renewable energy generation on wildlife. In spite of these diverse foci, we are united by a common interest in the prediction, management and mitigation of anthropogenic pressures on wildlife.
The STI-CS website aims to be a platform for this common interest, by providing a central point for the dissemination of our work to a broad audience, and generating topical discussion.