Pete Haswell is a graduate teaching assistant and PhD researcher at Bangor University. Pete has wide ecological interests although his past and present involvements have concentrated on the Grey Wolf. His work thus far has mainly involved species ecology, remote monitoring of activity patterns or conflict resolution between wolves and livestock farmers. Pete is particularly interested in the behavioural dynamics of predators, understanding their interactions with other landscape users as well as their potential ecosystem services. He also has a particular passion for the use of dogs in conservation efforts.
Pete Haswell’s PhD research is being conducted in collaboration with Zagreb University, Croatia. The project aims to further our understanding of the impacts of apex predators, as well as understanding how the human context can influence the extent of these impacts. The study aims to improve understanding of spatio-temporal partitioning between wolves, ungulates (prey), mesopredators (kleptoparasites) and humans (competitors/predators). Interspecific interactions with the grey wolf will be examined in regions of varying human disturbance in Croatia using GPS technology and motion activated cameras alongside traditional field studies.
Pete Haswell’s work with wolves began back in 2008 when he first became involved with The UK Wolf Conservation Trust (non-profit organisation) and his passion has continued to grow ever since. Following his graduation from the University of Southampton in the summer of 2009 Pete has been involved with wolf monitoring/ecological research and the management of human-wildlife conflicts. He has also worked with domestic dogs and as an ecologist along the way. Pete’s work with wolves has taken him to many places around the world, including Bulgaria, Croatia and the United States of America. You can read more about his past work on his website http://petehaswellwolfresearch.wordpress.com/