David Lee

  • Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology
  • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
David Lee

About Me

For more information, please visit my USW research page at: https://pure.southwales.ac.uk/en/persons/david-lee(821accb9-31a5-4adc-8a5c-f273ae038b86).html

I am a wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist with academic and research interests that include the application of biodiversity survey and analytical techniques to evaluate avian and mammalian species and community responses in modified landscapes, particularly in tropical forest and UK upland ecosystems, and inform stakeholder-driven conservation and restoration management strategies. I have developed and delivered multidisciplinary forest-based conservation research projects in Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Pakistan and Peru, and under- and postgraduate student field courses to Honduras, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa.

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Skills And Qualifications

  • Camera trapping
  • Bioacoustics
  • Biodiversity survey techniques
  • Population and community analysis


  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor swimming


  • Wildlife ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Tropical forest ecology and conservation
  • Bird ecology and conservation
  • Galliformes
  • Upland ecology and conservation
  • Bears

Publications And Past Projects

  • Bird communities along environmental gradients in Panay, the Philippines
  • Asian bear population ecology and conservation management
  • Population ecology and conservation of the Critically Endangered Utila Spiny tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) on Utila, Honduras
  • Evaluating biodiversity monitoring approaches to inform upland management and restoration
  • Landscape suitability assessment for black grouse in the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Spatial patterns of important upland birds and communities in the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Mechanisms for the stimulation of Diadema antillarum recovery on degraded Caribbean coral reefs