I am interested in how animals compete for reproduction within cooperative groups.
I recently wrote a children’s storybook about banded mongooses.
I am interested in the mechanisms that underpin reproductive behaviours such as mate-choice and inbreeding avoidance
Neil Jordan worked on the banded mongoose project from 2005-2009, where his PhD investigated mongoose scent communication and combined behavioural observations, experimental manipulations and analytical biochemistry. He is now a joint research fellow in the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of New South Wales and the Taronga Conservation Society Australia. His research applies behavioural ecology to conservation management, particularly using animal signals to manage carnivore movements and reduce human-wildlife conflict. Neil currently conducts fieldwork in Australia and Botswana, where he is a research associate at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (bcptrust.org). His study species, past and present, include meerkats, banded mongooses, pine martens, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, African wild dogs, leopards and African lions.
My research uses animal signals to manage carnivore movements and reduce human wildlife conflict .