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Dr Sarah Crowley

Dr Sarah Crowley

Associate Research Fellow

 Environment and Sustainability Institute Desk 23, 1.03

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am an environmental social scientist / anthrozoologist interested in understanding interactions and relationships between humans and other animals, both wild and domestic. 

I am interested in applied interdisciplinary research that helps to address contemporary environmental problems and/or social conflicts surrounding the management of wild and domestic animals. I aim to carry out research that enables people with diverse interests and voices to meaningfully contribute to societal learning and deliberation about animal management and governance.

Qualifications

2017 PhD 'Ecological Politics and Practices in Introduced Species Management' (University of Exeter)

2012 MA Anthrozoology (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

2008 BSc Animal Behaviour (University of Chester)

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Research

Research interests

  • Animal management and governance (particularly of introduced and reintroduced species and domestic animals)
  • Environmental conflict
  • Interdisciplinary research methods
  • Anthrozoology (the interdisciplinary study of human-animal interactions).

Research projects

I am currently leading the social scientific research component of an interdisciplinary project that is working with domestic cats and their owners to understand how people think and feel about their pets’ hunting behaviour, and to explore the effectiveness and suitability of various methods to reduce cat predation on vulnerable wildlife.

My PhD research applied social scientific methodologies to understand and inform the management of monk parakeets in southeast England; Eurasian beavers in Devon; and grey squirrels throughout the UK.

Research networks

I was a member of the EU COST action ParrotNet (a European research network investigating the spread, impacts and management of introduced parakeets) from 2015-2017. I also contribute to the Science and Evidence Forum for the River Otter Beaver Trial.

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Silk M, Crowley S, Woodhead A, Nuno A (In Press). Considering connections between Hollywood and biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology Full text.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, Redpath SM, McDonald RA (In Press). Disagreement About Invasive Species Does Not Equate to Denialism: a Response to Russell and Blackburn. Trends Ecol Evol, 32(4), 228-229. Author URL.  Full text.
Crowley SL, Cecchetti M, McDonald R (In Press). Hunting behaviour in domestic cats: an exploratory study of risk and responsibility among cat owners. People and Nature Full text.
Robinson BS, Inger R, Crowley SL, Gaston KJ (In Press). Weeds on the web: conflicting management advice about an invasive non-native plant. Journal of Applied Ecology Full text.
Shackleton RT, Richardson DM, Shackleton CM, Bennett B, Crowley SL, Dehnen-Schmutz K, Estévez RA, Fischer A, Kueffer C, Kull CA, et al (2019). Explaining people's perceptions of invasive alien species: a conceptual framework. Journal of Environmental Management, 229, 10-26. Abstract.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2019). The parakeet protectors: Understanding opposition to introduced species management. Journal of Environmental Management, 229, 120-132. Abstract.  Full text.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe SJ, McDonald RA (2018). Killing squirrels: Exploring motivations and practices of lethal wildlife management. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space Full text.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2017). Conflict in invasive species management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(3), 133-141. Full text.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2017). Nonhuman citizens on trial: the ecological politics of a beaver reintroduction. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 49(8), 1846-1866. Full text.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2016). Invasive species management will benefit from social impact assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(2), 351-357. Full text.
Crowley SL (2014). Camels out of place and time: the dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) in Australia. Anthrozoos, 27(2), 191-203. Abstract.  Full text.
Batt S (2009). Human attitudes towards animals in relation to species similarity to humans: a multivariate approach. Bioscience Horizons, 2(2), 180-190. Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Silk M, Crowley S, Woodhead A, Nuno A (In Press). Considering connections between Hollywood and biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology Full text.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, Redpath SM, McDonald RA (In Press). Disagreement About Invasive Species Does Not Equate to Denialism: a Response to Russell and Blackburn. Trends Ecol Evol, 32(4), 228-229. Author URL.  Full text.
Crowley SL, Cecchetti M, McDonald R (In Press). Hunting behaviour in domestic cats: an exploratory study of risk and responsibility among cat owners. People and Nature Full text.
Robinson BS, Inger R, Crowley SL, Gaston KJ (In Press). Weeds on the web: conflicting management advice about an invasive non-native plant. Journal of Applied Ecology Full text.

2019

Shackleton RT, Richardson DM, Shackleton CM, Bennett B, Crowley SL, Dehnen-Schmutz K, Estévez RA, Fischer A, Kueffer C, Kull CA, et al (2019). Explaining people's perceptions of invasive alien species: a conceptual framework. Journal of Environmental Management, 229, 10-26. Abstract.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2019). The parakeet protectors: Understanding opposition to introduced species management. Journal of Environmental Management, 229, 120-132. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Crowley SL, Hinchliffe SJ, McDonald RA (2018). Killing squirrels: Exploring motivations and practices of lethal wildlife management. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space Full text.

2017

Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2017). Conflict in invasive species management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(3), 133-141. Full text.
Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2017). Nonhuman citizens on trial: the ecological politics of a beaver reintroduction. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 49(8), 1846-1866. Full text.

2016

Crowley SL, Hinchliffe S, McDonald RA (2016). Invasive species management will benefit from social impact assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(2), 351-357. Full text.

2014

Crowley SL (2014). Camels out of place and time: the dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) in Australia. Anthrozoos, 27(2), 191-203. Abstract.  Full text.

2009

Batt S (2009). Human attitudes towards animals in relation to species similarity to humans: a multivariate approach. Bioscience Horizons, 2(2), 180-190. Full text.

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