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Dr Nicola Weber

Dr Nicola Weber

Associate Lecturer in Biosciences

 01326 255257

 Daphne du Maurier 3038

 

Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

Monday 10 - 11 am.

I work Monday, Thursday, Friday and am happy to meet at other times on these days when available.

Overview

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Marine & Environmental Biology, University of St Andrews (2007)

MSc Conservation & Biodiversity, University of Exeter (2008)

PhD Biological Sciences, Quantifying contact rates and space use in the Eurasian bager (Meles meles): Implications for the transmission of bovine tuberculosis, University of Exeter (2011)

Career

Associate Lecturer, University of Exeter (2017-present)

Conservation Officer, UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (2017 - present)

Head of Conservation, Ascension Island Government (2013-2016)

Darwin Post-Doctoral Researcher (2012-2013) Developing and Implementing a Biodiversity Action Plan for Ascension Island

OTEP Post-Doctoral Researcher (2011-2012): Status Assessment of Marine Turtles on Ascension Island

Research group links

Research

Research interests

I am an ecologist with a varied background having studied seals, birds and badgers in the UK, and sea turtles, seabirds, land crabs and invasive species on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic. I enjoy carrying out research that has practical applications, in particular for biodiversity conservation, and have been involved in the drafting and implementation of biodiversity action plans and legislation to underpin change. I have an interest in island ecology, in particular in the UK’s Overseas Territories, which support over 90% of the UK’s biodiversity.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Oppel S, Bolton M, Carneiro APB, Dias MP, Green JA, Masello JF, Phillips RA, Owen E, Quillfeldt P, Beard A, et al (2018). Spatial scales of marine conservation management for breeding seabirds. Marine Policy, 98, 37-46. Abstract.
Hartnoll RG, Regnier-McKellar C, Weber N, Weber SB (2014). RETURN TO THE LAND; THE STAGES OF TERRESTRIAL RECRUITMENT IN LAND CRABS. CRUSTACEANA, 87(5), 531-539. Author URL.
Weber SB, Weber N, Ellick J, Avery A, Frauenstein R, Godley BJ, Sim J, Williams N, Broderick AC (2014). Recovery of the South Atlantic's largest green turtle nesting population. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 23(12), 3005-3018. Author URL.
Weber NL, Carter SP, Dall SRX, Delahay RJ, McDonald JL, Bearhop S, McDonald RA (2013). Badger social networks correlate with tuberculosis infection. Current Biology, 23(20), R915-R916. Abstract.
Weber N, Bearhop S, Dall SRX, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA, Carter SP (2013). Denning behaviour of the European badger (Meles meles) correlates with bovine tuberculosis infection status. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 471-479. Abstract.
Weber N, Weber SB, Godley BJ, Ellick J, Witt M, Broderick AC (2013). Telemetry as a tool for improving estimates of marine turtle abundance. Biological Conservation, 167, 90-96. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Silk M, Weber NL, Steward LC, Hodgson D, Boots M, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, McDonald R (In Press). Contact networks structured by sex underpin sex-specific epidemiology of infection. Ecology Letters Full text.
Stevens M, Broderick AC, Godley BJ, Lown AE, Troscianko J, Weber N, Weber SB (In Press). Phenotype-Environment Matching in Sand Fleas. Biology Letters Full text.
Silk MJ, Drewe JA, Delahay RJ, Weber N, Steward LC, Wilson-Aggarwal J, Boots M, Hodgson DJ, Croft DP, McDonald RA, et al (In Press). Quantifying direct and indirect contacts for the potential transmission of infection between species using a multilayer contact network. Behaviour Full text.
Silk MJ, Webber N, Steward LC, Delahay RJ, Croft DP, Hodgson, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, McDonald RA (In Press). Seasonal variation in daily patterns of social contacts in the European badger Meles meles. Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, Weber N, McDonald RA (In Press). Using social network metrics in wildlife disease ecology, epidemiology and management. Bioscience Full text.
Richardson AJ, Downes KJ, Nolan ET, Brickle P, Brown J, Weber N, Weber SB (2018). Residency and reproductive status of yellowfin tuna in a proposed large-scale pelagic marine protected area. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems Abstract.
Oppel S, Bolton M, Carneiro APB, Dias MP, Green JA, Masello JF, Phillips RA, Owen E, Quillfeldt P, Beard A, et al (2018). Spatial scales of marine conservation management for breeding seabirds. Marine Policy, 98, 37-46. Abstract.
Weber SB, Weber N, Godley BJ, Pelembe T, Stroud S, Williams N, Broderick AC (2017). Ascension Island as a mid-Atlantic developmental habitat for juvenile hawksbill turtles. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 97(4), 813-820. Abstract.
Hartnoll RG, Weber N, Weber SB, Liu H-C (2017). POLYMORPHISM IN THE CHELAE OF MATURE MALES OF THE LAND CRABS JOHNGARTHIA LAGOSTOMA AND EPIGRAPSUS SPP. CRUSTACEANA, 90(7-10), 931-951. Author URL.
Williams SM, Weber SB, Oppel S, Leat EHK, Sommerfeld J, Godley BJ, Weber N, Broderick AC (2017). Satellite Telemetry Reveals the First Record of the Ascension Frigatebird (Fregata aquila) for the Americas. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 129(3), 600-604. Abstract.
Oppel S, Weber S, Weber N, Fox D, Leat E, Sim J, Sommerfeld J, Bolton M, Broderick AC, Godley BJ, et al (2017). Seasonal shifts in foraging distribution due to individual flexibility in a tropical pelagic forager, the Ascension frigatebird. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 585, 199-212. Abstract.  Full text.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Weber N, Boots M, Mcdonald RA (2017). The application of statistical network models in disease research. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Abstract.  Full text.
Oppel S, Beard A, Fox D, Mackley E, Leat E, Henry L, Clingham E, Fowler N, Sim J, Sommerfeld J, et al (2015). Foraging distribution of a tropical seabird supports Ashmole’s hypothesis of population regulation. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(6), 915-926.
Fletcher K, Sim J, Williams N, Weber N, Küpper F, van West P (2015). Novel lineage of a green alga and Acremonium stroudii (Ascomycota) sp. nov. reported from Ascension Island. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 97(04), 669-679.
Hartnoll RG, Regnier-McKellar C, Weber N, Weber SB (2014). RETURN TO THE LAND; THE STAGES OF TERRESTRIAL RECRUITMENT IN LAND CRABS. CRUSTACEANA, 87(5), 531-539. Author URL.
Weber SB, Weber N, Ellick J, Avery A, Frauenstein R, Godley BJ, Sim J, Williams N, Broderick AC (2014). Recovery of the South Atlantic's largest green turtle nesting population. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 23(12), 3005-3018. Author URL.
Weber NL, Carter SP, Dall SRX, Delahay RJ, McDonald JL, Bearhop S, McDonald RA (2013). Badger social networks correlate with tuberculosis infection. Current Biology, 23(20), R915-R916. Abstract.
Weber N, Bearhop S, Dall SRX, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA, Carter SP (2013). Denning behaviour of the European badger (Meles meles) correlates with bovine tuberculosis infection status. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 471-479. Abstract.
Drewe JA, O'Connor HM, Weber N, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ (2013). Patterns of direct and indirect contact between cattle and badgers naturally infected with tuberculosis. Epidemiology and Infection, 141(7), 1467-1475. Abstract.
Weber N, Weber SB, Godley BJ, Ellick J, Witt M, Broderick AC (2013). Telemetry as a tool for improving estimates of marine turtle abundance. Biological Conservation, 167, 90-96. Abstract.
Rutz CR, Bluff LA, Reed N, Troscianko J, Newton J, Inger R, Kacelnik A, Bearhop S (2010). The Ecological Significance of Tool Use in New Caledonian Crows. Science, 329, 1523-1525. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Silk M, Weber NL, Steward LC, Hodgson D, Boots M, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, McDonald R (In Press). Contact networks structured by sex underpin sex-specific epidemiology of infection. Ecology Letters Full text.
Stevens M, Broderick AC, Godley BJ, Lown AE, Troscianko J, Weber N, Weber SB (In Press). Phenotype-Environment Matching in Sand Fleas. Biology Letters Full text.
Silk MJ, Drewe JA, Delahay RJ, Weber N, Steward LC, Wilson-Aggarwal J, Boots M, Hodgson DJ, Croft DP, McDonald RA, et al (In Press). Quantifying direct and indirect contacts for the potential transmission of infection between species using a multilayer contact network. Behaviour Full text.
Silk MJ, Webber N, Steward LC, Delahay RJ, Croft DP, Hodgson, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, McDonald RA (In Press). Seasonal variation in daily patterns of social contacts in the European badger Meles meles. Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Boots M, Weber N, McDonald RA (In Press). Using social network metrics in wildlife disease ecology, epidemiology and management. Bioscience Full text.

2018

Richardson AJ, Downes KJ, Nolan ET, Brickle P, Brown J, Weber N, Weber SB (2018). Residency and reproductive status of yellowfin tuna in a proposed large-scale pelagic marine protected area. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems Abstract.
Oppel S, Bolton M, Carneiro APB, Dias MP, Green JA, Masello JF, Phillips RA, Owen E, Quillfeldt P, Beard A, et al (2018). Spatial scales of marine conservation management for breeding seabirds. Marine Policy, 98, 37-46. Abstract.

2017

Weber SB, Weber N, Godley BJ, Pelembe T, Stroud S, Williams N, Broderick AC (2017). Ascension Island as a mid-Atlantic developmental habitat for juvenile hawksbill turtles. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 97(4), 813-820. Abstract.
Hartnoll RG, Weber N, Weber SB, Liu H-C (2017). POLYMORPHISM IN THE CHELAE OF MATURE MALES OF THE LAND CRABS JOHNGARTHIA LAGOSTOMA AND EPIGRAPSUS SPP. CRUSTACEANA, 90(7-10), 931-951. Author URL.
Williams SM, Weber SB, Oppel S, Leat EHK, Sommerfeld J, Godley BJ, Weber N, Broderick AC (2017). Satellite Telemetry Reveals the First Record of the Ascension Frigatebird (Fregata aquila) for the Americas. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 129(3), 600-604. Abstract.
Oppel S, Weber S, Weber N, Fox D, Leat E, Sim J, Sommerfeld J, Bolton M, Broderick AC, Godley BJ, et al (2017). Seasonal shifts in foraging distribution due to individual flexibility in a tropical pelagic forager, the Ascension frigatebird. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 585, 199-212. Abstract.  Full text.
Silk MJ, Croft DP, Delahay RJ, Hodgson DJ, Weber N, Boots M, Mcdonald RA (2017). The application of statistical network models in disease research. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Oppel S, Beard A, Fox D, Mackley E, Leat E, Henry L, Clingham E, Fowler N, Sim J, Sommerfeld J, et al (2015). Foraging distribution of a tropical seabird supports Ashmole’s hypothesis of population regulation. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(6), 915-926.
Fletcher K, Sim J, Williams N, Weber N, Küpper F, van West P (2015). Novel lineage of a green alga and Acremonium stroudii (Ascomycota) sp. nov. reported from Ascension Island. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 97(04), 669-679.

2014

Hartnoll RG, Regnier-McKellar C, Weber N, Weber SB (2014). RETURN TO THE LAND; THE STAGES OF TERRESTRIAL RECRUITMENT IN LAND CRABS. CRUSTACEANA, 87(5), 531-539. Author URL.
Weber SB, Weber N, Ellick J, Avery A, Frauenstein R, Godley BJ, Sim J, Williams N, Broderick AC (2014). Recovery of the South Atlantic's largest green turtle nesting population. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 23(12), 3005-3018. Author URL.

2013

Weber NL, Carter SP, Dall SRX, Delahay RJ, McDonald JL, Bearhop S, McDonald RA (2013). Badger social networks correlate with tuberculosis infection. Current Biology, 23(20), R915-R916. Abstract.
Weber N, Bearhop S, Dall SRX, Delahay RJ, McDonald RA, Carter SP (2013). Denning behaviour of the European badger (Meles meles) correlates with bovine tuberculosis infection status. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 471-479. Abstract.
Drewe JA, O'Connor HM, Weber N, McDonald RA, Delahay RJ (2013). Patterns of direct and indirect contact between cattle and badgers naturally infected with tuberculosis. Epidemiology and Infection, 141(7), 1467-1475. Abstract.
Weber N, Weber SB, Godley BJ, Ellick J, Witt M, Broderick AC (2013). Telemetry as a tool for improving estimates of marine turtle abundance. Biological Conservation, 167, 90-96. Abstract.

2010

Rutz CR, Bluff LA, Reed N, Troscianko J, Newton J, Inger R, Kacelnik A, Bearhop S (2010). The Ecological Significance of Tool Use in New Caledonian Crows. Science, 329, 1523-1525. Abstract.

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Teaching

Biodiversity and conservation, spanning the marine realm through to terrestrial island ecology, including the effects and management of invasive species.

2018/19

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

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