Kathryn Elizabeth Arnold

Kathryn Elizabeth Arnold


Former affiliations

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Arnold is able to supervise PhD, UG AND MASTERS projects in the following areas: Wildlife dispersal of antimicrobial resistance; Impacts of environmental contaminants on wildlife; Biodiversity and ecosystems services; Woodland management and biodiversity; Animal ecology and behaviour. Avian behavioural ecology.

Personal profile

Research interests

My research focuses on the impacts of social and environmental factors on behaviour, stress physiology and reproductive success of animals, particularly birds and fish. My research group specialises in utilising state of the art techniques for measuring behaviour, antioxidant defences, oxidative damage and contaminant levels in vertebrates. Previous studies have demonstrated the downstream impacts of early nutrition, driven for example by climate-induced changes in prey abundance, on individual fitness.  Our current projects are investigating the effects of human disturbance,  pharmaceuticals in the environment and habitat management on vertebrates. My latest projects are focused on the role of wildlife in the dispersal of Antimicrobial Resistance in the natural environment.

External positions

Member of the Welfare of Wild Animals Committee, UK

1 Nov 2016 → …


  • QL Zoology
  • Avian ecology
  • Behaviour
  • Animal personality
  • wildlife and contaminants

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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