George Swan

Research supervision

Professor Robbie McDonald - Chair, Professor Stuart Bearhop and Professor Stephen Redpath (University of Aberdeen)

George Swan


I am a PhD student working with Professor Robbie McDonald studying wildlife conflicts within the UK. The focus of my research project is the impact of birds of prey on game shooting interests. This project aims to provide evidence to help educate the current debate concerning predation levels of common buzzard on released ring-necked pheasants 

Research interests

  • Conservation conflicts, specifically predation and predator management
  • Avian ecology
  • Invasive species management



2011 MSc Conservation Science (Imperial College London)
2009 BSc Wildlife Conservation (University of Kent)