Kelly Swallow

Lecturer in Ecology and Agro-ecosystems
Kelly Swallow


Lecturer in Ecology and Agro-ecosystems


BSc (Glos), PGCE (Glos), MSc (London), PhD candidate (Glos)

Contact details

Tel: 01285 652531


University responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Ecology and Agro-ecosystems
  • Programme manager for FdSc British Wildlife Conservation
  • Academic Quality and Standards Committee representative
  • Link tutor Capel Manor College

Professional memberships

  • Botanical Society of the British Isles
  • British Ecological Society
  • Gloucestershire Naturalists Society
  • Gloucestershire Countryside Management Association
  • Qualified Teacher Status

Prior role

  • Lecturer and course manager for geography and environmental science, Cirencester College


  • Woodland ecology, fragmentation and edge effects.
  • Specific focus on ancient woodland flora and its response to abiotic and geographical variables.
  • Woodland conservation and biodiversity at the local to landscape scale.
  • Grassland management: impact of bracken control measures on understorey flora.


Module leaderships

  • Wildlife conservation: principles and practice
  • Field ecology
  • Wildlife management
  • Wildlife habitat management
  • Personal wildlife study

Teaching contributions

  • Landscape physical and biological
  • Dissertation supervision


Conference presentations

  • Swallow, K. (2015) Phytosociology of ancient woodland indicator species in the Cotswolds. Postgraduate Conference. University of Gloucestershire. 22 June.
  • Swallow, K. (2015) Woodland moss species richness in the Cotswolds: a pilot study. Postgraduate Conference. University of Worcester. 26 June
  • Swallow, K. (2015) Biodiversity value of ancient woodland flora: not quite as it seems. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting. Edinburgh. 13-16 December