Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Ornithology, ecological techniques and long-term monitoring
Wildlife Biology, final year field course to Tanzania
Units in Species Conservation, Practical Ttechniques (including field course in Tanzania), Avian Biology. In 2017 we are launching an MSc in African Willdife Ecology and Conservation in collaboration with the College of African Wildlife Management and the course will be taught in Tanzania.
19 completed PhD supervsions, currently supervising PhDs on island extinctions, ecology of African dung beetles, impact of fencing on African elephant, factors affecting breeding success in black rhino
External examining for The Durrell Willdife Conservation Trust/University of Kent and University of Derby.
PhD examinations - 14 internal, 3 external
My main research interest is currently in ecology and conservation in East Africa. We are interested in factors which underpin the variation in reproductive success of black rhino. Also in Kenya, we are looking at elephant population densities and habitat distribution in Northern Kenya and the impact of fencing on the elephants of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. In Tanzania we have a teaching/research project on anthropogenic changes to savannah habitats and the impact upon a range of groups such as birds, dung beetles and primates. I am interested in the biological, biogeographical and human impact factors which promote extinction risk. This involves cross species analysis mainly on birds and mammals and the development of new techniques of analysing such data
MMU is working with the Chester Zoo, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the College of African Wildlife Management in Tanzania
K. Lewis, K. Descovich, M. Jones (2017). Enclosure utilisation and activity budgets of disabled Malayan sun bears ( Helarctos malayanus ). Behavioural Processes. 145, pp.65-72.
L. Lush, M. Mulama, M. Jones (2015). Predicting the habitat usage of African black rhinoceros ( Diceros bicornis ) using random forest models. African Journal of Ecology. 53(3), pp.346-354.
NL. WINARNI, M. JONES (2012). Effect of anthropogenic disturbance on the abundance and habitat occupancy of two endemic hornbill species in Buton island, Sulawesi. Bird Conservation International. 22(02), pp.222-233.
DWS. Challender, NV. Thai, M. Jones, L. May (2012). Time-budgets and activity patterns of captive Sunda pangolins (Manis javanica). Zoo Biology. 31(2), pp.206-218.
P. Oliveira, D. Menezes, M. Jones, M. Nogales (2006). The influence of fruit abundance on the use of forest and cultivated field habitats by the endemic Madeira laurel pigeon Columba trocaz: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation. 130(4), pp.538-548.
MS. Sullivan, MJ. Jones, DC. Lee, SJ. Marsden, AH. Fielding, et al. (2006). A comparison of predictive methods in extinction risk studies: Contrasts and decision trees. Biodiversity and Conservation. 15(6), pp.1977-1991.
MJ. Jones, A. Fielding, M. Sullivan (2006). Analysing extinction risk in parrots using decision trees. Biodiversity and Conservation. 15(6), pp.1993-2007.
M. Gibbs, LA. Lace, MJ. Jones, AJ. Moore (2006). Multiple host-plant use may arise from gender-specific fitness effects. Journal of Insect Science. 6,
M. Gibbs, LA. Lace, MJ. Jones, AJ. Moore (2005). Egg size-number trade-off and a decline in oviposition site choice quality: female Pararge aegeria butterflies pay a cost of having males present at oviposition. J Insect Sci. 5,
M. Gibbs, LA. Lace, MJ. Jones, AJ. Moore (2005). Egg size-number trade-off and a decline in oviposition site choice quality: female Pararge aegeria butterflies pay a cost of having males present at oviposition. Journal of insect science (Online). 5,
M. Gibbs, LA. Lace, MJ. Jones, AJ. Moore (2004). Intraspecific competition in the speckled wood butterfly Pararge aegeria: Effect of rearing density and gender on larval life history. Journal of Insect Science. 4,
M. Gibbs, LA. Lace, MJ. Jones, AJ. Moore (2004). Intraspecific competition in the speckled wood butterfly Pararge aegeria: effect of rearing density and gender on larval life history. J Insect Sci. 4,
MJ. Jones, SJ. Marsden, MD. Linsley (2003). Effects of habitat change and geographical variation on the bird communities of two Indonesian islands. Biodiversity and Conservation. 12(5), pp.1013-1032.
MJ. Jones, MS. Sullivan, SJ. Marsden, MD. Linsley (2001). Correlates of extinction risk of birds from two Indonesian islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 73(1), pp.65-79.
SJ. Marsden, MJ. Jones (1997). The nesting requirements of the parrots and hornbill of Sumba, Indonesia. Biological Conservation. 82(3), pp.279-287.
SJ. Marsden, MJ. Jones, MD. Linsley, C. Mead, MV. Hounsome (1997). The conservation status of the restricted-range lowland birds of Buru, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International. 7(3), pp.213-233.
MJ. Jones, MD. Linsley, SJ. Marsden (1995). Population sizes, status and habitat associations of the restricted-range bird species of Sumba, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International. 5(01), pp.21-52.
CA. Smith, MM. Dawson, MB. Head, MJ. Jones (1994). Using 'miniposters' to reinforce the teaching of structure and function of biological molecules. Biochemical Education. 22(1), pp.16-18.
C. Smith, M. Dawson, M. Head, M. Jones (1994). The use of ‘miniposters’ in teaching the structure of biological molecules. Biochemical Education. 22(1), pp.13-13.