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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Social interactions in striped hyena inferred from camera trap data: is it more social than previously thought?

Journal Article
Tichon, J., Gilchrist, J. S., Rotem, G., Ward, P., & Spiegel, O. (in press)
Social interactions in striped hyena inferred from camera trap data: is it more social than previously thought?. Current Zoology, https://doi.org/10.1093/cz/zoaa003
Understanding the drivers promoting sociality over solitariness in animal species is imperative for predicting future population trends and informing conservation and manageme...

Have scientists finally killed off the Loch Ness Monster?

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Gilchrist, J. (2019)
Have scientists finally killed off the Loch Ness Monster?

Dinosaur egg bonanza gives vital clues about prehistoric parenting

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Gilchrist, J. (2019)
Dinosaur egg bonanza gives vital clues about prehistoric parenting

Para ilmuwan berlomba selamatkan badak Sumatra sejak kematian pejantan terakhir di Malaysia

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Gilchrist, J. (2019)
Para ilmuwan berlomba selamatkan badak Sumatra sejak kematian pejantan terakhir di Malaysia

Scientists race to save the Sumatran rhino as last male in Malaysia dies

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Gilchrist, J. (2019)
Scientists race to save the Sumatran rhino as last male in Malaysia dies

Rhino horn must become a socially unacceptable product in Asia

Other
Gilchrist, J. (2018)
Rhino horn must become a socially unacceptable product in Asia

Walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs

Journal Article
Gilchrist, J. (2018)
Walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs. Earth Archives,

Hybrid embryos raise hope of resurrecting northern white rhino – but what’s the point?

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Gilchrist, J. (2018)
Hybrid embryos raise hope of resurrecting northern white rhino – but what’s the point?

The northern white rhino should not be brought back to life

Other
Gilchrist, J. (2018)
The northern white rhino should not be brought back to life

The Skye Dinosaur Footprint Vandal: Lessons for assault on U.S. National Monuments

Journal Article
Gilchrist, J. (2017)
The Skye Dinosaur Footprint Vandal: Lessons for assault on U.S. National Monuments. Earth Archives,