Meetings about Birds and Wildlife

Ecology in an Urban Environment
Prof Mark Fellowes

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021 at 19:30


Mark Fellowes is a Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading. Mark's recent work focuses on the positives and negatives of human-wildlife interactions. His research has included -

  • Studying the effects of supplementary feeding and of nest box provision for urban birds.
  • Grey squirrels and the supplementary feeding of suburban wild birds.
  • Ecological consequences of urban cats, studying cat predation and ranging behaviour.
  • Red kites and people, investigating the role of supplementary food in determining the success of the red kite reintroduction programme.
  • Urban ecology of birds, mammals and insects.
  • Urban greening and biodiversity.
  • The impact of urbanisation on the distribution and abundance of species.

Mark likes to base his talk on the research that’s going on at the time of the talk, so it may differ from the above.