Patrick Doncaster's research includes theory and fieldwork on the movements of individuals within and between local populations, and their adaptations to crowded environments. He studies forest biodiversity and the interactions between humans and predators and their shared prey, acoustic ecology and applications of open-source conservation technology, early warning signals of tipping points in living systems under anthropogenic stress, and mechanisms for climate-change mitigation. He uses and develops robust methods of evidence-based analysis.
1995-pres. Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader / Professor in Ecology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton
1994-1995 Chercher Associé, Institut d'Écologie, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
1990-1994 Research Assistant, Department of Zoology, Oxford
1985-1990 Poste Rouge / Ingénier de Recherche, CNRS Centre d'Études Biologiques, France
1980-1985 D.Phil. in Zoology, University of Oxford
1977-1980 BSc in Environmental Sciences (1st-class), University of East Anglia