Biography

I lead an inter-disciplinary team undertaking biodiversity conservation research in human-modified landscapes, using landscape and landuse ecology, population modelling, functional analysis of multi-taxa assemblages, livelihood and cost-benefit analysis to underpin conservation strategy by evidence. 

We have developed a systematic method for regional Biodiversity Audit that, for the first time, quantifies the biodiversity present in a biogeographical region, objectively defines priorities for conservation, and analyses the management requirements of cross-taxa guilds for integrated delivery. This showed a poor fit between conservation priorities and delivery and has evidenced a 280 km open-habitat invertebrate ‘super-highway’ network, landscape-scale deer management and one of the largest landscape-scale multi-taxa biodiversity management experiments in Europe.  Our international work assesses consequences of changing human land-use for threatened species, particularly in central and SE Asia.

All Publications

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Formica, A. F., Burnside, R. J., Dolman, P. M.

(2017)

Rainfall validates MODIS-derived NDVI as an index of spatio-temporal variation in green biomass across non-montane semi-arid and arid Central Asia,

in Journal of Arid Environments

142

pp. 11–21

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Fuller, R. J., Williamson, T., Barnes, G., Dolman, P. M.

(2017)

Human activities and biodiversity opportunities in pre-industrial cultural landscapes: relevance to conservation,

in Journal of Applied Ecology

54

(2)

pp. 459–469

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Burnside, R. J., Collar, N. J., Dolman, P. M.

(2017)

Comparative migration strategies of wild and captive-bred Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii,

in Ibis

159

(2)

pp. 374–389

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Mahood, S. P., Silva, J. P., Dolman, P. M., Burnside, R. J.

(2016)

Proposed power transmission lines in Cambodia constitute a significant new threat to the largest population of Bengal florican Houbaropsis bengalensis,

in Oryx

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Hornigold, K., Lake, I., Dolman, P.

(2016)

Recreational use of the countryside: No evidence that high nature value enhances a key ecosystem service,

in PLoS ONE

11

(11)

article no. e0165043

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Koshkin, M., Burnside, R. J., Packman, C. E., Collar, N. J., Dolman, P. M.

(2016)

Effects of habitat and livestock on nest productivity of the Asian houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii in Bukhara Province, Uzbekistan,

in European Journal of Wildlife Research

62

(4)

pp. 447–459

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Koshkin, M., Burnside, R., Collar, N., Guilherme, J., Showler, D., Dolman, P.

(2016)

Effects of habitat and land use on breeding season density of male Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii,

in Journal of Ornithology

157

(3)

pp. 811–823

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Burnside, R., Collar, N., Scotland, K., Dolman, P.

(2016)

Survival rates of captive-bred Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii in a hunted migratory population,

in Ibis

158

(2)

pp. 353-361

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Parashuram, D., Oppel, S., Fenton, C., James, G., Daley, J., Gray, G., Collar, N. J., Dolman, P. M.

(2015)

The Forest Thrush Turdus lherminieri prefers mature mesic forest with dense canopy,

in Bird Conservation International

25

(04)

pp. 503-513

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Waeber, K., Dolman, P.

(2015)

Deer abundance estimation at landscape-scales in heterogeneous forests,

in Basic and Applied Ecology

16

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pp. 610-620

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Mossman, H., Panter, C., Dolman, P.

(2015)

Modelling biodiversity distribution in agricultural landscapes to support ecological network planning,

in Landscape and Urban Planning

141

pp. 59-67

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Dolman, P., Collar, N., Scotland, K., Burnside, R.

(2015)

Ark or park: the need to predict relative effectiveness of ex situ and in situ conservation before attempting captive breeding,

in Journal of Applied Ecology

52

(4)

pp. 841–850

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Sharps, K., Henderson, I., Conway, G., Armour-Chelu, N., Dolman, P.

(2015)

Home-range size and habitat use of European Nightjars Caprimulgus europaeus nesting in a complex plantation-forest landscape,

in Ibis

157

(2)

pp. 260-272

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Warren-Thomas, E., Dolman, P., Edwards, D.

(2015)

Increasing Demand for Natural Rubber Necessitates a Robust Sustainability Initiative to Mitigate Impacts on Tropical Biodiversity,

in Conservation Letters

8

(4)

pp. 230–241

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Packman, C. E., Showler, D. A., Collar, N. J., Virak, S., Mahood, S. P., Handschuh, M., Evans, T. D., Chamnan, H., Dolman, P. M.

(2014)

Rapid decline of the largest remaining population of Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis and recommendations for its conservation,

in Bird Conservation International

24

(04)

pp. 429-437

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Pedley, S. M., Dolman, P. M.

(2014)

Multi-taxa trait and functional responses to physical disturbance,

in Journal of Animal Ecology

83

(6)

pp. 1542-1552

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Koshkin, M. A., Collar, N. J., Dolman, P. M.

(2014)

Do sheep affect distribution and habitat of Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii?,

in Journal of Arid Environments

103

pp. 53-62

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Holt, C., Fuller, R., Dolman, P.

(2014)

Exclusion of deer affects responses of birds to woodland regeneration in winter and summer,

in Ibis

156

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pp. 116-131

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Wright, H., Collar, N., Norin, N., Vann, R., Ko, S., Pherun, S., Lake, I., Dolman, P.

(2013)

Experimental test of a conservation intervention for a highly threatened waterbird.,

in Journal of Wildlife Management

77

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pp. 1610-1617

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Wright, H., Collar, N., Lake, I., Dolman, P.

(2013)

Amphibian concentrations in desiccating mud may determine the breeding season of the white-shouldered ibis (pseudibis davisoni ),

in Auk

130

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pp. 774-783

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Key Research Interests

Evidence based conservation, landscape scale population processes, conservation in anthropogenic landscapes.

Significant Publications

  • Dolman, P.M., Collar, N.J., Scotland, K.M., Burnside, R.J. (2015) Ark or park: the need to predict relative effectiveness of ex situ and in situ conservation before attempting captive breeding.  Journal of Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12449
  • Eleanor Warren-Thomas, E., Dolman, P.M., Edwards, D.P. (2015) Increasing demand for natural rubber necessitates a robust sustainability initiative to mitigate impacts on tropical biodiversity. Conservation Letters doi:10.1111/conl.12170
  • Pedley, S.M., Dolman, P.M. (2014) Multi-taxa trait and functional responses to physical disturbance. Journal of Animal Ecology 83, 1542-1552. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12249
  • Yinqiu Ji, Ashton, L., Pedley, S.M., Edwards, D.P. Yong Tang, Nakamura, A., Kitching, R., Dolman, P.M., Woodcock, P., Edwards, F.A., Larsen, T.H., Hsu, W.W., Benedick, S., Hamer, K.C., Wilcove, D.S., Bruce, C., Xiaoyang Wang, Levi, T., Lott, M., Emerson, B.C., Yu, D.W. (2013) Reliable, verifiable and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding. Ecology Letters, 16, 1245–1257. doi: 10.1111/ele.12162
  • Wäber, K., Dolman, P.M. (2013) Achieving landscape-scale deer management for biodiversity conservation: the need to consider sources and sinks. Journal of Wildlife Management DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.530
  • Dolman, P.M. (2012) Mechanisms and processes underlying landscape structure effects on bird populations. In Fuller, R.J. (Ed). Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 93-124. ISBN 978-0-521-89756-3 Hardback; ISBN 978-0-521-72233-9 Paperback.
  • Dolman, P.M., Panter, C.J., Mossman, H.L. (2012) The biodiversity audit approach challenges regional priorities and identifies a mismatch in conservation. Journal of Applied Ecology 49, 986–997.  doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02174.x
  • Wright, H.L., Lake, I.R., Dolman, P.M. (2012). Agriculture - a key element for conservation in the developing world. Conservation Letters 5, 11-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00208.x
  • Sutherland, W.J., Pullin, A.S., Dolman, P.M., Knight, T.M. (2004). The need for evidence-based conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19, 305-308. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2004.03.018


Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Teaching Interests

I organise and teach an interdisciplinary UG module Biodiversity Conservation & Human Society and MSc module on Evidence-based Biodiversity Conservation, contribute to an MSc Ecological Survey Methods module, and supervise MSc dissertation research for students on UEAs Applied Ecology and Conservation and IMAE MSc programmes.

Professional Activities

  • 2012-2016: BOU Council member
  • 2012-2016: BOU Chair of grants committee
  • 2012-present: Member of IUCN Bustard Specialist Group

Key Responsibilities

  • Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Environmental Sciences
  • Chair of Learning and Teaching Committee