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Dr Bradley Cain

Principal investigator

I joined Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014 as a lecturer in Molecular Ecology & Conservation Biology. I have an interest in using molecular and ecological techniques to answer applied conservation questions. Much of my research focusses on sub-Saharan Africa, where I work on a diverse range of projects including the impact of fencing elephants, disease transmission at the wildlife-livestock interface, bush meat, reintroductions and translocations, human-wildlife conflict and the factors mediating reproductive output in both black and white rhinoceros. I also have an interest in applying molecular techniques to understand species biology and population structure in terrestrial and marine organisms.

Graduate students


Whale shark population genetics

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Social ecology and pathogen transmission in African buffalo

Past members

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