Jason Gilchrist

Jason Gilchrist

Dr Jason Gilchrist

Lecturer

Biography

I am a Lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences. As an ecologist, I am particularly interested in the social dynamics of animal species, stress physiology, biodiversity and conservation.

I teach behavioural ecology, physiology, taxonomy, biodiversity, evolutionary ecology, and conservation at BSc and MSc level.

My research involves fieldwork, laboratory work, and analytical approaches. Research interests focus on reproductive skew and pup care in banded mongooses, cooperative breeding in grey mouse lemurs, group dynamics of chimpanzees, demographics of social spiders, stress physiology of large ungulates, and effects of wild boar on biodiversity. My research has mostly been based in Africa, specifically Uganda, Madagascar and South Africa, as well as Scotland.

Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier, I conducted my PhD and postdoctoral research on the social dynamics of banded mongoose in Uganda with the University of Cambridge.

Webpage: www.jasongilchrist.co.uk

Research webpage: www.jasongilchrist.co.uk/research.html

Popular science writings: www.jasongilchrist.co.uk/magazine_articles.html

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Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities

Journal Article
Marsh, C. J., Sica, Y. V., Burgin, C. J., Dorman, W. A., Anderson, R. C., del Toro Mijares, I., …et al. (2022)
Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities. Journal of Biogeography, 49(5), 979-992. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14330
Aim Comprehensive, global information on species' occurrences is an essential biodiversity variable and central to a range of applications in ecology, evolution, biogeography ...

Elephant ivory: DNA analysis offers clearest insight yet into illegal trafficking networks

Other
Gilchrist, J. (2022)
Elephant ivory: DNA analysis offers clearest insight yet into illegal trafficking networks. [Blog post]. https://theconversation.com/elephant-ivory-dna-analysis-offers-clearest-insight-yet-into-illegal-trafficking-networks-177012

Rhinos: scientists are hanging them upside-down from helicopters – here’s why

Other
Gilchrist, J. (2021)
Rhinos: scientists are hanging them upside-down from helicopters – here’s why. [Blog post]. https://theconversation.com/rhinos-scientists-are-hanging-them-upside-down-from-helicopters-heres-why-167832

Camera trap photographs of mountain hare Lepus timidus per month Scotland (S1A)

Dataset
Gilchrist, J., Pettigrew, G., Di Vita, V., & Pettigrew, M. (2021)
Camera trap photographs of mountain hare Lepus timidus per month Scotland (S1A). [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.m0cfxpp3p
The research presented in this paper provides an insight into the behavioural ecology of mountain hares on heather moorland in the Lammermuir Hills of south east Scotland. We ...

Calculation of times relative to sunset and sunrise for mountain hare Lepus timidus camera trap records Scotland (S1b)

Dataset
Gilchrist, J., Pettigrew, G., Di Vita, V., & Pettigrew, M. (2021)
Calculation of times relative to sunset and sunrise for mountain hare Lepus timidus camera trap records Scotland (S1b). [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.2bvq83bpx
The research presented in this paper provides an insight into the behavioural ecology of mountain hares on heather moorland in the Lammermuir Hills of south east Scotland. We ...

Calculation of detection rate for camera trap records of mountain hare Lepus timidus Scotland (S2)

Dataset
Gilchrist, J., Pettigrew, G., Di Vita, V., & Pettigrew, M. (2021)
Calculation of detection rate for camera trap records of mountain hare Lepus timidus Scotland (S2). [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.4b8gthtc4
The research presented in this paper provides an insight into the behavioural ecology of mountain hares on heather moorland in the Lammermuir Hills of south east Scotland. We ...

The diel activity pattern of mountain hare (Lepus timidus) on managed heather moorland in Scotland

Journal Article
Pettigrew, G. W., Di Vita, V., Pettigrew, M., & Gilchrist, J. S. (2021)
The diel activity pattern of mountain hare (Lepus timidus) on managed heather moorland in Scotland. Ecology and Evolution, 11(12), 7106-7113. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7512
The research presented in this paper provides an insight into the behavioral ecology of mountain hares on heather moorland in the Lammermuir Hills of southeast Scotland. We ex...

Grey squirrels: is birth control the solution to Britain’s invasive species problem?

Other
Gilchrist, J. (2021)
Grey squirrels: is birth control the solution to Britain’s invasive species problem?. [Blog post]. https://theconversation.com/grey-squirrels-is-birth-control-the-solution-to-britains-invasive-species-problem-154400

Monsters, movies, and biomechanics: celebrating Ray Harryhausen

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Gilchrist, J. (2020)
Monsters, movies, and biomechanics: celebrating Ray Harryhausen. [Blog post]. https://theconversation.com/monsters-movies-and-biomechanics-celebrating-ray-harryhausen-149297

Giant panda conservation is failing to revive the wider ecosystem – new study

Other
Gilchrist, J. (2020)
Giant panda conservation is failing to revive the wider ecosystem – new study. [Blog post]. https://theconversation.com/giant-panda-conservation-is-failing-to-revive-the-wider-ecosystem-new-study-143849