Esther Kettel

Supervisor: Tom Reader

Research Interests

The distribution and conservation status of the harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) is little understood in Britain and live-trapping efforts have met patchy success. My research aims to investigate the trappabilty, movements, habitat preferences and distribution of the species in Nottinghamshire reedbeds: a habitat where they are thought to thrive, yet where very few studies have been carried out. The research hopes to address the paucity of data on the species and as such, aid in the conservation efforts in the county and the rest of the UK.