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Parasite burdens on managed grouse moors


Taylor Wildlife carry out routine monitoring of tick populations on grouse moors

throughout Scotland, and advise land managers on tick control techniques in order

to reduce  red grouse mortality rates.


Principle ecologist Laura Taylor has previously carried out research into the efficacy

of acaricide-impregnated leg bands as a tool to increase grouse chick survival,

resulting in co-authorship of the following paper:


Research History and Future Opportunities

Designing and implementing research into drivers of vegetation change


Sometimes there are specific questions which a client requires statistically robust evidence to help with decision making. Taylor Wildlife have experience of setting up and running investigations of this nature - answering questions such as "Is an exclosure having a negative impact on a rare liverwort community?" or "Are red deer causing damage to bog vegetation in a particlar area?". Using the results from this research, we can then advise on appropriate mitigation, management, restoration or habitat creation as necessary.

Environmental sampling for research programmes


Taylor Wildlife have collaborated with researchers from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to design and implement an environmental sampling methodology for a research project investigating the prevalance of antimicrobial resistant genes in the environment surrounding a commercial pig farm. This has resulted in a scientific publication which is currently in preperation.


To discuss how ecological systems may affect your research or to carry out environmental sampling for research purposes, please contact us.

Taylor Wildlife's experienced ecologists and botanists have collaborated on research with academic organisations, NGOs, and land managers. Some of the projects we have been involved in are detailed below, but our wide range of expertise means we have the capability to carry out or advise on a broad range of research topics.

Paper on acaricide leg bands and red grouse


In future, it may be necessary to investigate questions such as the impact of beaver re-introduction on rare epiphyte communities in Scotland. Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can use our experitise to answer any questions or issues you have been asked to address.

Researching_Species_Area_Relationship_and_response_to_quadrat shape_prior_to_epiphyte_survey_in_Wester_Ross Researching_Species_Area_Relationship_and_response Researching Species Area Relationship

In addition, Taylor Wildlife were asked to participate in The University of Edinburgh's MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology, by providing a video lecture on louping-ill in upland ecosystems as part of a module on Wildlife Disease Ecology in Livestock Ecosystems.


We can provide monitoring, consultation or training to land managers, estate workers and students to reduce the parasite burden on game or livestock. Contact us with your requirements.

Researching Species Area Relationship

and response to quadrat shape prior to

epiphyte survey in Wester Ross