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Iain Gordon

Staff picture: Iain Gordon
Honorary Fellow
Honorary Fellow
iain.gordon@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

Invergowrie 
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland

 

Iain, who holds both British and Australian nationality, returned to Scotland to take up the post after eight years working with CSIRO - the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - in Canberra. CSIRO is the national government body for scientific research in Australia.

Professor Gordon is native to Aberdeenshire and graduated with a zoology honours degree from the University of Aberdeen. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Cambridge.

He worked at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute in Aberdeen, leading the Ecology Group, before moving to Australia in 2003.

Main areas of scientific expertise:

  • The foraging behaviour of ruminant herbivores as it affects animal performance and vegetation dynamics.
  • The use of domestic herbivores as tools for grazing management within areas of nature conservation interest.
  • The management of wildlife to meet the objectives of rural development and environmental restoration.
  • The role of parasites in modifying the foraging behaviour of ungulates.
  • Re-introduction of rare ungulates into the wild.
  • The effect of dietary specialisation on life history and social organization in ungulates.
  • Human community involvement in wildlife management.

Professional Experience:

  • 1986: Research Assistant Large Animal Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. Red deer distribution in the Highlands of Scotland.
  • 1986: Research Assistant Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge. Biosphere Reserves Project.
  • 1986-1996: Research Consultant Zoological Society of London. Scimitar-horned Oryx reintroduction project.
  • 1987-1988 ; Research Associate Station Biologique de La Tour du Valat, The Camargue, France. Use of domestic herbivores in wetland conservation and comparative nutritional ecology of equids and bovids.
  • 1988-2003: Higher Scientific Officer to Principal Senior Scientist Officer (Individual Merit) Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen. Headed programme on the Ecology of Grazed Ecosystems.
  • 2003-April 2011: Research Associate, Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen.
  • 2003-2007: Group Leader, Sustainable Ecosystems, CSIRO – Davies Laboratory, Townsville, Australia. Managing sustainable savannas systems program.2004 – 2010; Officer-in-Charge, CSIRO – Davies Laboratory, Townsville, Australia.
  • 2007-2009: Healthy Terrestrial Ecosystems Theme Leader, CSIRO.
  • 2009-2010: Theme Leader – Building Resilient Australian Biodiversity Assets, CSIRO.
  • 2010-present: Chief Executive and Director – The James Hutton Institute.

Current research interests

  • Small mammal community dynamics
  • Pest animal management

Bibliography

  • Gordon, I.J.; Prins, H.H.T.; Squire, G.R. (eds.) (2016) Food production and nature conservation: conflicts and solutions., Routledge, London, 348pp.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Squire, G.R.; Prins, H.H.T. (2016) Conclusion: Re-engaging agriculture with nature., In: Gordon, I.J., Prins, H.H.T. & Squire, G.R. (ed.). Food Production and Nature Conservation: Conflicts and Solutions. Routledge, London, Chapter 16, 333-342.
  • Martin-Ortega, J.; Ferrier, R.C.; Gordon, I.J. (2015) Water ecosystem services: moving forward., In: Martin-Ortega, J., Ferrier, R.C., Gordon, I.J. & Khan, S. (eds.). Water Ecosystem Services: A Global Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Chapter 20, pp170-173.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Ferrier, R.C. (2015) Introduction., In: Martin-Ortega, J., Ferrier, R.C., Gordon, I.J. & Khan, S. (eds.). Water Ecosystem Services: A Global Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp1-2.
  • Martin-Ortega, J.; Ferrier, R.C.; Gordon, I.J.; Kahn, S.; (eds.) (2015) Water ecosystem services: a global perspective., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Koichi, K.; Gordon, I.J. (2014) Implications of invasive alien species for rainforest tourism: A case study on feral pigs in Australia's Wet Tropics World Heritage Area., In: Prideaux, B. (ed.). Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development. Routledge, Abingdon, UK.
  • Prins, H.H.T.; Gordon, I.J. (eds.) (2014) Invasion biology and ecological theory. Insights from a continent in transformation., Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9781107035812.
  • Miller, C,; Gordon, I.J. (2012) Human impacts on terrestrial biota and ecosystems., In: Matthews, J.A. The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change. Sage Publications Ltd, London, Volume 2, Chapter 26, 25-47.
  • Waterhouse, J.; Grundy, M., Brodie, J.; Gordon, I.J.; Yorkston, H.; Eberhard, R. (2010) Flagship Basin Study - Great Barrier Reef., In: Ferrier, R.C. & Jenkins, J. (ed.). Handbook of Catchment Management. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp351-375.
  • Hobbs, N.T.; Gordon, I.J. (2010) How does landscape heterogeneity shape dynamics of large herbivore populations?, In: Owen-Smith, N. (ed.). Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments: Towards Appropriate Models. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, Chapter 6, pp
  • Gross, J.; Gordon, I.J.; Owen-Smith, N. (2010) Irruptive dynamics and vegetation interactions., In: Owen-Smith, N. (ed.). Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments: Towards Appropriate Models. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, Chapter 5.
  • Waterhouse, J.; Grundy, M.; Brodie, J.; Gordon, I.J.; Yorkston, H.; Eberhard, R. (2010) Great Barrier Reef., In: Handbook of Catchment Management (eds. R.C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins). Blackwell Publications, Oxford.
  • Gordon, I.J. (2008) Comment on "Assembling a diet from different places"., In: Prins, H.H.T. & van Langevelde, F. (eds.). Resource Ecology - Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Foraging. Springer, New York, pp157-158.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Prins, H.H.T. (eds.) (2008) The ecology of grazing and browsing., Ecological Studies, 195, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Duncan, A.J.; Poppi, D.P. (2008) Nutritional ecology of grazing and browsing ungulates., In: Ecology of Grazing and Browsing in Mammalian Herbivores (eds. I.J. Gordon and H.H.T. Prins). Chapter 4, Springer, pp89-116.
  • Prins, H.H.T.; Gordon, I.J. (2007) Changes in global scale land use and its implications for nature conservation and emerging vector-borne diseases., In: Takken, W. & Knols, B.G.J. (eds.). Emerging pests and vector-borne diseases in Europe. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, pp391-409.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Prins, H.H.T. (2007) Introduction: Grazers and browsers in a changing world., In: Gordon, I.J. & Prins, H.H.T. (eds.).The Ecology of Grazing and Browsing. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp1-20.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Prins, H.H.T. (2007) Grazers and browsers in a changing world: Conclusions., In: Gordon, I.J. & Prins, H.H.T. (eds.).The Ecology of Grazing and Browsing. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp309-321.
  • Laker, J.; Gordon, I.J. (2006) Desafíos para el uso sostenible del la vicuna y el rol del Proyecto Manejo de Camélidos Sudamericanos Silvestres (MACS)., In: Vila, B. (ed.). Investigacion, Conservacion y Manejo de Vicuna. Proyecto MACS-Argentina, Buenos Aires, pp9-15.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Benvenutti, M. (2006) Food in 3D: How ruminant livestock interact with sown sward architecture at the bite scale., In: Bell, V. (ed.). Feeding in Domestic Vertebrates: From Structure to Behaviour. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, pp.263-277.
  • Gordon, I.J. (2006) Restoring the function of grazed ecosystems., In: Danell, K., Bergstrom, R., Duncan, P., Pastor, J. & Olff, H. (eds.). Large Herbivore Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp449-467.
  • Laker, J.P.; Gordon, I.J. (2006) Desafios para el uso sostenible de la vicuna y el rol del Proyecto Manejo de Camelidos Sudamericanos Silvestres (MACS)., In: Investigacion, conservacion y manejo de vicunas (ed. B. Vil, et al.). Chapter 1, Bibiana Vila, Buenos Aires, pp9-16. ISBN: 987-22888-0-1
  • Wright, I.A.; Duncan, A.J.; Clemens, J.; Rahman, A.; Raja, O.; Gordon, I.J.; Hester, A.J.; Raffique, S.M.; Atiq-ur-Rehman, F. Ali; Baig, A. (2005) A systems approach to understanding constraints and opportunities., In: Livestock, Food, Pastures and People: a Systems Study in the Northern Areas of Pakistan (eds. I.A. Wright and A.J. Duncan). ICIMOD, Kathmandu, pp57-67.
  • Sibbald, A.M.; Gordon, I.J. (eds.) (2001) Tracking animals with GPS, Proceedings of an International Conference, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, 12-13 March 2001. ISBN 0708406432
  • Sibbald, A.M.; Hooper, R.J.; Gordon, I.J. (2001) Using GPS to study the effect of human disturbance on the behaviour of red deer stags on a highland estate in Scotland., In: Tracking Animals with GPS (eds. A.M.Sibbald and I.J. Gordon). Proceedings of an International Conference, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, pp39-43.
  • Gordon, I.J. (2000) Plant-animal interactions in complex plant communities: from mechanism to modelling., In: Grassland Ecophysiology and Grazing Ecology (eds. G. Lemaire, J. Hodgson, A. de Moraes, C. Nabinger and P.C. de Faccio Carvalho). CAB International, Wallingford, pp191-207. ISBN 0-85199-452-0
  • Perez-Barberia, F.J.; Gordon, I.J. (1999) The influence of sexual dimorphism in body size and mouth morphology on diet selection and sexual segregation in cervids., In: Zomborszky, Z. (ed.). Advances in Deer Biology. Proceedings of the 4th International Deer Biology Congress, Kaposvar, Hungary, pp201-207.
  • Illius, A.W.; Gordon, I.J. (1999) The physiological ecology of mammalian herbivory., In: Nutritional Ecology of Herbivores: Proceedings of the Vth International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores (eds. H-J G. Jung and G.C. Fahey). American Society of Animal Science, pp71-96.
  • Illius, A.W.; Gordon, I.J. (1999) Scaling up from functional response to numerical response in vertebrate herbivores., In: Herbivores: between Plants and Predators, 38th Symposium of the British Ecological Society (eds. H. Olff, V.K. Brown and R.H. Drent). Blackwell Scientific, pp397-425.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Lascano, C. (1994) Foraging strategies of ruminant livestock on intensively managed grasslands: potential and constraints., In: M.J. Baker (ed.) Grasslands for our World, Wellington, New Zealand: SIR Publishing. pp 208-223.

  • Slee, B.; Brown, I.; Donnelly, D.; Gordon, I.J.; Matthews. K.B.; Towers, W. (2013) The squeezed middle: potential conflicts over Scotland’s intermediate quality rural land., The James Hutton Institute.
  • Benvenutti, M.A.; Pavetti, D.R.; Poppi, D.; Gordon, I.J.; Bindelle, J.; Zakidalsky, L.; Dutra, M. (2012) The proportion of ungrazed pasture determines when intake and diet quality decline in rotational grazing systems of Axonopus catharinenssis., 15th AAAP (Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies) Animal Science Congress, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, 26-30 November 2012.
  • Mensah, A.; Deeb, A.; Grunwaldt, A.H.; Andrade, A.; Kontorov, A.; Mills, A.; Dickson, B.; Petersen, C.; Gordon, C.; Chuku C.; Gohler, D.; Mkwambisi, D.; Benzaken, D.; Barrow, E.; Fida, E.; van der Plaat, F.; Gitay, H.; Reid, H.; Gordon, I.; Thiaw, I.; Meliane, I.; Gaithuma, J.; DeBlieu, J.; Thompson, J.; Shrestha, J.; Tscherning, K.; Alverson, K.; Mwathe, K.; Esquivel, M.; Finlayson, M.; van Voore, M.; Rivington, M.; Alam, M.; Mumba, M.; Doswald, N.; Sekhran, N.; Raasakka, N.; Ikkala, N.; Vestergaard, O.; McCarthy, P.; van Gardingen, P.; Klein, R.; Munang, R.; Kay, R.; Munroe, R.; Lichte, R.; Haeussling, S.; Donner, S.; Crane, S.; Booth, T.; Vergara, W. (2012) Building resilience to climate change: making the case for ecosystem-based adaptation., UNON/Publishing, Nairobi, 12pp.
  • Brodie, J.; Binney, J.; Fabricius, K.; Gordon, I.J.; Hoegh-Guldberg, O.; Hunter, H.; O’Reagain, P.; Pearson, R.; Quirk, M.; Thorburn, P.; Waterhouse, J.; Webster, I.; Wilkinson, S. (2008) Synthesis of evidence to support the Scientific Consensus Statement on Water Quality in the Great Barrier Reef., The State of Queensland (Department of the Premier and Cabinet) October 2008. Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Secretariat, August 2009.
  • Miller, C.; James, C.; Kroon, F.; Fisher, A.; Hancock, P.; Smyth, A.; Gordon, I.J. (2007) Water management: Managing biodiversity in the rangelands., Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Canberra, ACT.
  • Post, D.A.; Bartley, R.; Corfield, J.; Nelson, B.; Kinsey-Henderson, A.; Hawdon, A.; Gordon, I.J.; Abbott, B.; Berthelsen, S.; Hodgen, M.; Keen, R.; Kemei, J.; Vleeshouwer, J.; MacLeod, N.; Webb, M. (2007) Sustainable grazing for a healthy burdekin catchment., Meat and Livestock Australia Project NBP.314. CSIRO, Townsville, Australia.
  • Miller, C.; James, C.; Kroon, F.; Fisher, A.; Hancock, P.; Smyth, A.; Gordon, I.J. (2005) Best practice sustainable water management in the rangelands., Desert Knowledge CRC Project Report No. 6 (5 June). Desert Knowledge CRC, Alice Springs.
  • Dennis, P.; Elston, D.A.; Evans, D.; Evans, S.; Gordon, I.J.; Grant, M.; Kunaver, A.; Marquiss, M.; Mayes, R.W.; McCracken, D.; Pakeman, R.; Pearce-Higgins, J.; Redpath, S.; Skartveit, J.; Stephen, L.; Benton, T.; Bryant, D. (2005) Effects of grazing management on upland bird populations: disentangling habitat structure and arthropod food supply at appropriate spatial scales (GRUB)., Final Report on Flexible Fund Project to SEERAD. January 2002 to December 2004.
  • Palmer, S.C.F.; Hester, A.J.; Pakeman, R.J.; Truscott, A-M.; Gordon, I.J.; Albon, S.D. (2003) The development of a moorland scenario model., Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Gordon, I.J. (2003) Sustainable management of large mammals in the Khan Khenti, Mongolia., First Annual Report to the Darwin Initiative.
  • Illius, A.W.; Gordon, I.J.; Derry, J.F.; Magadzire, Z.; Mukungurutse, E. (2003) Environmental variability and productivity of semi-arid grazing systems., Final Report to DFID Livestock Production Programme.
  • Britton, A.J.; Gordon, I.J.; Pakeman, R.J.; Hester, A.J.; Elston, D.A.; Dennis, P. (2003) Design of research methodology to determine the impacts of grazing on lowland heathland., Contract Report to English Nature.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Britton, A.J.; Crawley, M.; Palmer, S.; Bayfield, N.; Dennis, P.; Clutton-Brock, T.H.; Blankers, M. (2002) Report on habitat restoration project - Rum National Nature Reserve. Project monitoring and site condition 2001-2002., Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Perez-Barberia, F.J.; Gordon, I.J.; Pagel, M. (2002) The origins of sexual dimorphism in body size in ungulates., Evolution, 56, 1276-1285.
  • Wyn, G.; Gordon, I.J. (2001) Direct public assistance for deer management in Scotland., Deer Commission for Scotland.
  • Britton, A.J.; Gordon, I.J.; Hester, A.J.; Robertson, E.; McKeen, M.; Common, G.; Palmer, S.C.F.; Marquiss, M. (2000) A grazing plan for Isle of Rum National Nature Reserve., Contract Report to Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Waterhouse, E.C.; Chalmers, N.A.; Ross, I.; Towers, W.; Bullough, D.; Gordon, I.J.; Hester, A.J.; Milne, J.A.; McKeen, M.; Malcolm, A. (2000) Invercauld Estate Audit., A Final Report for Invercauld Estate, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Cairngorms Partnership and Grampian Enterprise, June 2000.
  • Duncan, A.J.; Clemens, J.; Omer, R.; Rahman, A.; Hester, A.J.; Wright, I.A.; Gordon, I.J. (2000) EU-Agr-Karakoram project - first year report., European Union INCO-DC Programme.
  • Kyriazakis, I.; Gordon, I.J. (1999) Final Report on GR3/10322., NERC.
  • Coltman, D.W.; Pilkington, J.G.; Albon, S.D.; Amos, W.; Boyd, H.E.G.; Braisher, T.; Clutton-Brock, T.H.; Coulson, T.N.; Crawley, M.J.; Finkenstadt, B.; Gordon, I.J.; Grenfell, B.T.; Illius, A.W.; Milner, I.; Paterson, S.; Pemberton, J.M.; Preston, B.; Tuke. (1999) St Kilda Soay sheep project : annual report 1998., SNH and NTS.
  • Waterhouse, E.C.; Chalmers, N.A.; Crabtree, J.R.; Gauld, J.H.; Gordon, I.J.; Hester, A.J.; Malcolm, A.; Milne, J.A. (1999) The Mar Estate Audit Project: A final report for Mar Estate and Scottish Natural Heritage., Scottish Natural Heritage and Capt. M. Nicolson (Trustee, Mar Estate).
  • Illius, A.W.; Derry, J.F.; Gordon, I.J. (1996) Modelling the dynamics of semi-arid grazing systems., Natural Resources Institute, Final Report.
  • Gordon, I.J. (1996) Controlling internal parasites without anthelmintics., MAFF Review, contracted by ADAS (MRC271).
  • Gordon, I.J.; Gill, J.P. (1993) Reintroduction of scimitar-horned oryx Oryx dammah to Bou-Hedma National Park, Tunisia., International Zoo Yearbook, 32, 69-73.
  • Young, J.B.; Gordon, I.J. (1991) The Potential for Domestic Stock Grazing for Wildlife Conservation in Forests: A Research Review Commissioned by the Forestry Commission., Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Pentlandfield. (Restricted circulation).
  • Gordon, I.J.; Kock, R.N.; Mace, G.M. (1989) The reintroduction of the Scimitar Horned Oryx Oryx dammah from the United Kingdom to Tunisia., Report No 6, The Zoological Society of London, UK
  • Gordon, I.J. (1988) The reintroduction of Scimita Horned Oryx Oryx dammah from the United Kingdom to Tunisia. , Report No 5, The Zoological Society of London, UK

  • Gonzalez, J.; Gordon, I.J.; Polhill, J.G.; Dawson, T.; Hill, R. (2015) Decoupling energy and natural resource use from economic growth: an agent-based modelling approach., MODSIM2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia, 29 November to 4 December 2015.
  • Benvenutti, M.A.; Pavetti, D.R.; Cangiano, C.A.; Poppi, D.P.; Gordon, I.J.; Bindelle, J.; Zakidalsky, L.; Chen, D. (2013) The proportion of the ungrazed area of the pasture (PUP) determines when forage intake and diet quality decline in grazing systems., Proceedings of the 22nd International Grasslands Congress "Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities", Sydney, 15-19 September 2013.
  • Stuart, S.; Gordon, I.J.; Lonsdale, M. (2012) Securing global biodiversity: a human imperative for a sustainable planet., Planet Under Pressure, International Conference Centre, London, 26-29 March 2012. (Convener, session chair, Invited presentation).
  • Macleod, C.J.A.; Black, H.I.J.; Brown, K.; Blackstock, K.L.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Holmes, B.; Langan, S.J.; Marshall, K.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Munoz-Rojas, J.; Morris, S.; Prager, K.; Rivington, M.; Waylen, K.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Gordon, I.J. (2011) What is required for greater levels of interdisciplinary science in a research institute?, 6th International Conference on Environmental Future: Interdisciplinary Progress in Environmental Science and Management, Newcastle, UK, 18-22 July 2011.
  • Larkham, A.P.; Gordon, I.J.; Thompson, P.M.; Goddard, P.J. (2005) Individual reproductive response to weather in Scottish ungulates., IX International Mammological Conference, August 2005.
  • Duncan, A.J.; Ginane, C.; Reid, S.A.; Elston, D.A.; Gordon, I.J. (2004) Preference by goats for browse species in response to changing post-ingestive consequences., British Society of Animal Science, Annual Meeting, York, 5-7 April 2004.
  • Duncan, A.J.; Ginane, C.; Gordon, I.J.; Orskov, E.R. (2003) Why do herbivores select mixed diets? Matching herbivore nutrition to ecosystem biodiversity., In: T' Mannetje, L., Ramirez-Aviles, L., Sandoval-Castro, C. & Ku-Vera, J.C. (eds.). Matching Herbivore Nutrition to Ecosystems Biodiversity. Proceedings of the Vith International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores. Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico, 19-24 October 2003, pp195-209.
  • Dumont, B.; Gordon, I.J. (2003) Diet selection and intake within sites and across landscape., Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores, Merida, Mexico, 19-24 October 2003.
  • Gordon, I.J. (2003) Research to meet the changing policy environment for red deer management in Scotland., Proceedings for the Future for Deer Conference (ed. E. Goldberg) 28-29 March 2003. English Nature Research Report No 548, pp. 58-59
  • Wright, I.A.; Duncan, A.J.; Clemens, J.; Rahman, A.; Raja, O.; Gordon, I.J.; Hester, A.J.; Raffique, S.M.; Atiq-ur-Rehman; Ali, F.; Baig, A. (2002) A systems study of livestock production in the Northern Areas of Pakistan., Responding to the Increasing Global Demand for Animal Products; International Conference organised by the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), American Society of Animal Science and the Mexican Society of Animal production, UADY Merida, Mexico, 12-15 November 2002.
  • Adbur, R.; Duncan, A.J.; Gordon, I.J.; Wright, I.A.; Miller, D.W. (2002) Efficiency of milk production in low external input agropastoral systems of the Hindu Kush - Karakorum region of Pakistan., Responding to the Increasing Global Demand for Animal Products; International Conference organised by the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), American Society of Animal Science and the Mexican Society of Animal production, UADY Merida, Mexico, 12-15 November 2002.
  • Abdur, R.; Duncan, A.J.; Gordon, I.J.; Wright, I.A.; Miller, D.W.; Frutos, P.; Atiq, R. (2002) Milk production in a low external inputs agro-pastoral systems of the Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalayan region of Pakistan., Responding to the increasing global demand for animal products. Proceedings of BSAS Occasional Meeting, Merida, Mexico, 12-15 November 2002.
  • Saucedo, C.; Montero, E.; Gill, R.; Aldridge, D.; Velasquez, H.; Alvarez, R.; Subiabre, J.; Millacura, R.; Bustos, P.; Bonacic, C.; Gordon, I.J. (2002) Experiencias recientes en la captura y manipulacion de huemules en la Region de Aysen., Proceedings of Bilateral Conservation Strategies Meeting on Huemul, 4th.
  • Saucedo, C.; Montero, E.; Gill, R.; Aldridge, D.; Velasquez, H.; Alvarez, R.; Subiabre, J.; Millacura, R.; Bustos, P.; Bonacic, C.; Gordon, I.J. (2002) Proyecto Huemul-Darwin: Investigacion sobre la ecologia del Huemel como contribucion a su conservacion en el sur de Chile., Exploring the Impacts of Management Interventions on Ecosystem Service Supply, Workshop, Appin, 23 April 2018. Workshop Report, 18pp.
  • Abdur, R.; Duncan, A.J.; Gordon, I.J.; Wright, I.A.; Miller, D.W.; Frutos, P.; Rehman, A. (2002) Comparison of available and required metabolisable energy resources for livestock during winter in an agro-pastoral system of the Hindu Kush - Karakoram - Himalayan region of Pakistan., Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, pp60.
  • Magadzire, Z.; Gordon, I.J.; Illius, A.W. (2002) Foraging strategies of cattle and goats during the late-wet and dry seasons in southern Zimbabwe., Responding to the increasing global demand for animal products. Proceedings of BSAS Occasional Meeting, Merida, Mexico, 12-15 November 2002.
  • Sibbald, A.M.; Hooper, R.J.; Gordon, I.J. (2001) Using GPS and GIS to study the ranging behaviour of red deer (Cervus elaphus) stags on a highland estate in Scotland., British Ecological Society Workshop "Applying New Technology to Conservation Management Information", Bath, 11 September 2001. Abstract.
  • De Rosa, G.; Bordi, A.; Grasso, F.; Napolitano, F.; Pacelli, C.; Gordon, I.J. (2000) Influence of previous experience on goat feeding preferences., Proceedings of the International Conference on Goats, Poitiers, France 19-21 May 2000, pp66-68.
  • Sibbald, A.M.; Hooper, R.J.; Gordon, I.J. (2000) Using GPS to study the ranging behaviour of wild red deer stags., Measuring Behaviour 2000, Proceedings of the International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, 3rd, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 15-18 August 2000.
  • De Rosa, G.; Bord, A.; Grasso, F.; Napolitano, F.; Pacelli, G.; Gordon, I.J. (2000) Influence of previous dietary experience on goat feeding preferences., International Conference on Goats, Tours, France, 15-18 May 2000, pp66-68.
  • Illius, A.W.; Derry, J.F.; Gordon, I.J. (1999) A re-assessment of the value of strategies for tracking climatic variation in semi-arid grazing systems., Proceedings of the International Rangelands Congress, Australia. Volume 1, pp504-505.
  • Fritz, H., Duncan, P., Gordon, I.J. and Illius, A.W. (1998) Factors affecting the abundance and structure of African ungulate communities : a regional approach., VII International Congress of Ecology, 19-25 July 1998, Florence, Italy.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Hope, I.M. (1998) The future management of red deer in Scotland: Aiding decision making in a complex world., In: Goldspink, C.R., King, S. and Putman, R.J. (eds.) Population Ecology, Management and Welfare of Deer: Proceedings of the Third Deer Symposium, Manchester 1997. Published by Dept. Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, pp79-81.
  • Buckland, S.T.; Trenkel, V.M.; Elston, D.A.; Partridge, L.W.; Gordon, I.J. (1998) A decision support system for red deer managers in Scotland., In: Population Ecology, Management and Welfare of Deer: Proceedings of the Third Deer Symposium Manchester 1997 (eds. C.R. Goldspink, S. King and R.J. Putman). Department of Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, pp82-87.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Welch, D.; Hester, A.J.; Clarke, J.A. (1998) The foraging behaviour of red deer (Cervus elaphus) and sheep (Ovis aries) on vegetation mosaics., In: Recent Developments in Deer Biology (ed. J.A. Milne). Proceedings International Congress on the Biology of Deer, 3rd, Edinburgh, 28 August - 2 September 1994. MLURI, Aberdeen, September 1994 pp284.
  • Fryxell, J. and Gordon, I.J. (1997) Summary of Foraging Strategies session., Proceedings of the XVIII International Grassland Congress, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 8-19 June, 1997.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Kyriazakis, I. (1997) Behavioural amelioration of gastrointestinal parasitism and its effects in ruminants., Proceedings of the European Association of Animal Production, Vienna, August 1997, p109.
  • Cooper, J.; Gordon, I.J. (1996) A test of plant extracts as anthelmintics against nematode parasites using a gerbil-Trichostrongylus colubriformis model., Proceedings of the IOCD Symposium on the Chemistry, Biological and Pharmacological Properties of African Medicinal Plants, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Dennis, P. (1996) Multiple-scale impacts of large herbivore grazing and biodiversity management in the uplands., In: Spatial Dynamics of Biodiversity. Towards and Understanding of Spatial Patterns and Processes in the Landscape (eds. I.A. Simpson and P. Dennis). University of Stirling, 9-12 September 1996, pp25-32.
  • Gordon, I.J.; Beattie, M.M.; Thomson, I.L. (1995) Factors affecting choices between two hill plant communities by Scottish blackface sheep., Proceedings Symposium on Wild and Domestic Ruminants in Extensive Land Use Systems, pp 147-152.

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