Email
    jdunn@lincoln.ac.uk
    Telephone
    01522 83 5845
    Post
    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    Lincoln
    Lincolnshire
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Dr Jenny Dunn

    Lecturer in Animal Health and Disease

    School of Life Sciences
    College of Science

    About Jenny Dunn

    2016 - current: Lecturer in Animal Health and Disease, University of Lincoln
    2015: Visiting Research Associate, Cardiff University
    2010 - current: Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds
    2010 - 2016: Conservation Scientist, RSPB
    2008 - 2009: Visiting Research Assistant, EGI, Oxford University

    My research focusses on the sub-clinical impacts of parasitic infection in avian systems, the influence of vector behaviour on parasite transmission, associations between parasitism and behaviour (including individual behavioural syndromes, or personality types), and the implications these may have for populations across generations through delayed life-history effects. I am also fascinated by how multiple stress factors (e.g. food quality/limitation, parasite infection, coinfection, predator abundance) interact in wild populations, especially those in decline, and the implications these interactions have for the conservation of populations.

    Department Responsibilities

    I teach on a range of modules including Research Methods for Life Scientists 1 and 2, Current Issues in Life Sciences and Animal Welfare Science.

    I am also on the Exam committee and the Animal Ethics committee

    Subject Specialism

    Host-parasite interactions and parasite transmission in wildlife

    Qualifications

    • PhD Ecology — University of Leeds, 2010
    • MSc Biodiversity and Conservation — University of Leeds, 2005
    • BSc (Hons) Ecology — University of Leeds, 2004

    Professional Affiliations

    • British Trust for Ornithology — ‘A’ permit holder and bird ringing trainer
    • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
    • British Ecological Society — Grant reviewer

    External Activities and Consultancy

    I am an Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Ecology

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Developing novel methodology for dietary analysis in temperate granivores — Awarded £13,193 by RSPB, NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility in 2015
    • Molecular epidemiology of multi-parasite co-infections in Turtle Doves — Awarded £20,000 by NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility in 2014
    • Haemoparasites in UK Columbiformes — 2014
    • Ecology and transmission of Trichomonas gallinae in the rapidly declining Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur and co-occurring UK and African columbiformes — Awarded £67,500 by RSPB/Natural England in 2013
    • Ecology of Trichomonas gallinae in Africa — Awarded £3,500 by African Bird Club, British Ornithologists’ Union in 2012
    • Turtle Dove Ecology and Conservation in the UK — RSPB/Natural England in 2010
    • Ageing and sexing the northern UK subspecies of Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella caliginosa — Awarded £210 by British Trust for Ornithology in 2008
    • Farming and Foraging: How management affects bird biology through changing spatial distribution of food and predators — BBSRC PhD studentship in 2005

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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