UCR - University Centre Reaseheath
University Centre Reaseheath

Kevin Palmer

Advanced Practitioner in Higher Education

Course Manager

Course Leader BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation & Ecology

Kevin holds an MSc in Conservation & Biodiversity with the University of Exeter, following completion of a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science from Bournemouth University. Prior to his tenure with UCR, Kevin had spent time both in the UK and overseas undertaking research activities involving snake ecology and conservation, and later served as an ecological consultant, specifically focusing on the European adder (Vipera berus). More recently, Kevin has established a range of long-term projects monitoring local populations of grass snake (Natrix helvetica) and great crested newts (Triturus cristatus), the latter for which he holds a class licence to survey for scientific, education and research purposes. Since joining UCR in 2009, Kevin has completed a PGCE with Glyndwr University and has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) since 2012.

Kevin Palmer Portrait Photo

Research Interests and Publications

  • Ecology and conservation of herpetofauna
  • Methods in ecological survey
  • Wildlife media and its broader implications for conservation science
  • Conservation & wildlife management

 

Palmer, K. (2005). Lacerta (Zootoca) vivipara (Viviparous or Common lizard): alternate green colour phase. Herpetological Bulletin, 92, 30.

Palmer, K. (2010). Conspicuously coloured tails in Vipera berus: a case of caudal tail luring? Herpetological Bulletin, 110, 36-37.

Palmer, K. (2011). Vegetation structure at basking sites of the adder Vipera berus: Implications for site management. Herpetological Bulletin, 117, 25-27.

Environment and Conservation Sciences Courses

Environment & Conservation Sciences

BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology (including Foundation Year)

4 Years

Full-Time

Environment & Conservation Sciences

BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

3 Years

Full-Time

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land-Based Studies)

1 Year

Full-Time

Environment & Conservation Sciences

BSc (Hons) in Environmental Conservation (Top-Up)

1 Year

Full-Time

Environment & Conservation Sciences

Foundation Degree Environmental Conservation

2 Years

Full-Time