Dr Marc Brouard

Dr Marc Brouard

Details

Name: Dr Marc Brouard
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher/Wytham Database Manager
Email: marc.brouard@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Autobiography

Marc set up and ran the Wytham Small Mammal Project for four years as part of his DPhil with the University of Oxford. Marc has worked on a number of large ecological datasets including the Trinidad Guppy Project and the Kalahari Meerkat Project in addition to small mammal data from Wytham Woods. A number of smaller solutions have also been produced for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Currently Marc is working on creating a combined data repository for the Wytham Estate. This will cover all organisations that have worked in Wytham over the last 75 years. Additional work includes the Global Ecosystem Monitoring network (GEM) which takes data from forest plots all around the world.

Research Interests

I am interested in the population dynamics and life history of mammals and how the dynamics of the population and individual change in the presence or absence of other species in particular predators and prey. My focus is the collection of data from free-living wild populations, I am also interested in the use of modern technologies to remotely monitor mammal populations.

Recent publications

Brouard, M. J., Coulson, T., Newman, C., Macdonald, D. W., and Buesching, C. D. (2015). Analysis on population level reveals trappability of wild rodents is determined by previous trap occupant. PloS one