BSc, PG Cert, PGCHE, PhD (Glos)
I am Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences. I teach several modules at the University of Gloucestershire, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My teaching is highly applied and uses lecture-based learning, seminars, workshops, fieldwork, lab work, and computer analysis and modelling. I try to link theory to its practical application wherever possible, and enjoy teaching key fieldwork and lab work skills.
My research interests centre around evolutionary and behavioural ecology, particularly the ways in which species interact with their biotic and abiotic environments. Ornithology is my particular passion — anything connected with birds fascinates me. My current research focuses on the factors influencing nest-site choice and reproductive success in three bird species: blue tit, great tit and pied flycatcher. I am also interested in how climate change might alter species’ phenology and distribution. My research is of an applied nature, having relevance to species conservation and habitat management. I use a range of field, laboratory, and analysis methods in my research and am always keen to develop or enhance techniques to aid research into biology and ecology.
Anne is a University Teaching Fellow
NS4203 – Introduction to Biological Methods
GEO209 - Quantitative Methods in the Natural Sciences (module tutor)
NS5202 – Biostatistics (module tutor)
NS5204 – Ecological Impact Assessment and Monitoring (module tutor)
NS5208 – International Fieldwork (module tutor and South Africa destination tutor)
NS5205 / GEO227 – Biogeography (module tutor)
NS6202 – Avian Biology (module tutor)
NS6204 – Pollution in Ecological Systems
NS6208 – Conservation Ecology (module tutor)
NSS493 – Applied Ecology and Conservation
Teaching resource links
Video and other resources for teaching key fieldwork skills, mainly based around the residential South Africa field course I lead each year, can be found at http://www.africanbiosciencevideos.esafari.co.uk
Videos to help students’ learn the principles and practice of experimental designe can be found at http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/2729
Broad research portfolio - research interests are multidisciplinary, but focused around the areas of ornithology, biotic impacts of climate change, applied ecology, ecological method development/enhancement and citizen science within ecology. I’m also interested in pedagogy, especially related to how students learn key techniques in the field or laboratory and the role of staff-student collaborations in further students’ academic development.
Goodenough, A. E. (2012) Feathered competitors: what birds can teach ecologists about species interactions. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 27. 196-197.
Goodenough, A.E., Stallwood B. (2012) Differences in culturable microbial communities in bird nestboxes according to orientation and influences on offspring quality. Microbial Ecology, 63, 986-995.
Goodenough, A.E., Elliot, S.L. Hart, A.G. (2011) Do orientation-based differences in nestbox temperature cause differential ectoparasite load and explain patterns of nest-site selection and offspring condition in great tits? International Journal of Zoology, Article ID 514913.
Goodenough, A.E. Hart, A.G (2011) Microbiology of bird nest boxes, Microbiologist, 31, 24-28.
Goodenough, A.E., Stallwood, B. (2010) Intraspecific variation and interspecific differences in the bacterial and fungal assemblages of blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) and great tit (Parus major) nests. Microbial Ecology, 59, 221-232.
Goodenough, A.E., Elliot, S.L., Hart, A.G. (2009) Are nest sites actively chosen? Testing a common assumption for three non-resource limited birds. Acta Oecologica, 35, 598-602.
Goodenough, A.E., Elliot, S.L., Hart, A.G. (2009) Annual variation in the relationship between lay date and clutch size in passerines. Acta Ornithologica. 44, 27-36.
Goodenough, A.E., Hart, A.G., Elliot, S.L. (2008) Variation in offspring quality with cavity orientation in the great tit. Ecology Ethology and Evolution, 20, 375-389.
Goodenough, A.E., Maitland, D.P., Hart, A.G., Elliot, S.L. (2008) Nestbox orientation: a species-specific influence on occupation and breeding success in woodland passerines. Bird Study. 55, 222-232.
Biotic effects of climate change
Stafford, R., Goodenough, A.E., Hart, A.G. (In Submission) A visual method to identify significant latitudinal changes in species' distributions. Ecological Informatics.
Goodenough, A.E., Hart, A.G. (2013) Correlates of vulnerability to climate-induced distribution changes in European avifauna: habitat, migration and endemism. Climatic Change. 10.1007/s10584-012-0688-x
Goodenough, A.E., Hart, A.G., Stafford, R., Elliot, S.L. (2011) Contrasting temporal changes in lay-date distributions in co-occurring populations of Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus and Great Tits Parus major. Bird Study, 58, 221–225.
Goodenough, A.E., Hart, A.G., Elliot, S.L. (2010) What prevents phenological adjustment to climate change? Evidence against the “arrival constraint” hypothesis. International Journal of Biometeorology. 55, 97-102.
Goodenough, A.E., Hart, A.G., Stafford, R. (2010) Is adjustment of breeding phenology keeping pace with the need for change? Climatic Change. 102: 687–697.
Goodenough, A.E. (2006) Planet Earth: our unsustainable biosphere, The Environmentalist, 38, 25-26
Hart, A.G., Wisniewska, K.*, Goodenough, A.E. (2013) Bees and microbial interactions. Microbiologist, in press.
Goodenough, A.E. (2012) Differences in two species-at-risk classification schemes for North American mammals. Journal of Nature Conservation, 20, 117-124.
Goodenough, A.E. (2010) Are the ecological impacts of alien species misrepresented? A review of the “native good, alien bad” philosophy. Community Ecology, 11, 13-21.
Goodenough, A.E., Elliot, S.L., Hart, A.G. (2009) The challenges of conservation for declining migrants. Ibis, 151, 429-439.
Method development and enhancement
Goodenough, A.E., Smith, A.L., Stubbs, H., Williams, R.L. Hart, A.G. (2012) Observer variability in measuring animal biometrics and fluctuating asymmetry when using digital analysis of photographs. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 49, 1-12
Williams R.L.,* Goodenough A.E. and Stafford, R. (2012) Statistical precision of diet diversity from scat and pellet analysis. Ecological Informatics,7, 30–34
Goodenough AE, Hart AG Stafford R (2012) Regression with empirical variable selection: description of a new method and application to ecological datasets PLoS ONE 7 e34338
Stafford R., Goodenough A.E., Slater K., Carpenter W.*, Collins L.*, Cruickshank H.*, Downing S.*, Hall S.*, McDonald K., McDonnell H.*, Overs B.*, Spiers L.*, Stetter M., Zitzer H., Adam G. Hart. (2012) Inferential and visual analysis of ethogram data using multivariate techniques. Animal Behaviour. 83, 563-569
Goodenough, A.E. (2012) Development of a rapid and precise method of digital image analysis to quantify canopy density and structural complexity, ISRN Ecology, Article ID: 619842
Rees, S.G.* Goodenough, A.E., Hart, A.G., Stafford, R. (2011) Testing basic assumptions and the effectiveness of capture mark recapture population estimate techniques using a computer simulation with known population size. Ecological Modelling. 222, 3291– 3294
Lambrechts, M.M. ... Goodenough, A.E. (2010) The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases. Acta Ornithologica, 45, 1-26
Goodenough, A.E., Stafford, R., Catlin-Groves, C.L.*, Smith, A.L., Hart, A.G. (2010) Variation in measurement of animal biometrics within and between observers and its influence on accurate quantification of common biometric-based condition indices. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 47: 323-334.
Stafford, R., Goodenough, A.E. and Hart, A. (2010) Real versus perceived economic savings of garden vegetable cultivation. International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics.16, 79-85.
Catlin-Groves, C.L.*, Kirkhope, C.L.*, Goodenough, A.E., Stafford, R. (2009) Use of confidence radii to visualise significant differences in principal components analysis: Application to mammal assemblages at locations with different disturbance levels. Ecological Informatics, 4, 147-151.
Citizen Science and volunteer-collected data
Williams, R.L.*, Porter, S.K, Hart, A.G and Goodenough, A.E. (2012) The accuracy of behavioural data collected by visitors in a zoo environment: Can visitors collect meaningful data? International Journal of Zoology., Article ID 724835
Hart, A.G., Stafford, R., Goodenough, A.E., Morgan, S. (2012) The role of citizen science and volunteer data collection in zoological research, International Journal of Zoology, Article ID 105345.
Stafford R., Hart A.G., Collins L.*, Kirkhope C.L.*, Williams R.L.*, Rees S.G.*, Lloyd J.R.*, Goodenough A.E. (2010). Eu-Social Science: the Role of Internet Social Networks in the Collection of Bee Biodiversity Data. PLoS ONE. 5 e14381
Hart, A.G., Stafford, R., Smith, A.L., Goodenough, A.E. (2010) Evidence for contemporary evolution during Darwin's lifetime. Current Biology, 20, R95-R97.
* denotes student co-author.
Goodenough, A.E., MacTavish, L. and Hart, A.G. (In Submission) Developing a supportive framework for learning on biosciences field courses through video-based resources.
Hart, A.G., Stafford, R., Goodenough, A.E. (2011) The Role of Residential Field Courses. Bioscience Education. 17
Stafford R., Goodenough A.E., Davies M.S. (2010) Assessing the effectiveness of a computer simulation for teaching ecological experimental design. Bioscience Education. 15:.1-9.
Goodenough A.E. (2011) INVITED KEYNOTE ADDRESS Timing is everything: consequences of climate-induced changes in birds. American Ornithologist Union Annual Conference, Florida, July 2011.
Goodenough A.E. (2011) Effects of nest microbial community on offspring quality in great tits. American Ornithologist Union Annual Conference 2011
Goodenough, A.E. and Stafford, R. (2010) Macrohabitat and mesohabitat influences on reproductive success in nestbox-breeding pied flycatchers. 6th International Hole-Nesting Bird Conference, University of Oxford, July 2010.
Kirkhope, C.L.*, Williams, R.L.*, Catlin-Groves, C.L.*, Rees, S.G.*, Montesanti, C., Jowers, J., Stubbs, H., Newberry, J., Hart, A.G., Goodenough, A.E., Stafford, R. (2010) Social networking for biodiversity: the BeeID project. International Conference on Information Society, London, June 2010.
Goodenough A.E. (2007) Population decline in the U.K. pied flycatcher population: is reduced breeding performance to blame? University of Oxford Annual Ornithology Conference, 9-11 January 2007.
Goodenough, A.E., Elliot, S.L., Hart, A.G. (2008) Is reserve-based management during the breeding season an effective conservation tool for declining migrant species? British Ornithologists’ Union Conference, University of Leicester, April 2008.
Goodenough, A.E. (2008) Writing a collaborative book: a novel method of engaging students in learning through literature. Learning Through Inquiry Alliance Annual Conference (Inquiry in a Networked World), June 2008.
Goodenough, A.E. (2008) By undergraduates for undergraduates - Writing a collaborative book as a way of promoting & disseminating undergraduate research. Mapping the Undergraduate Research Inquiry Landscape, Cheltenham, May 2008.
Goodenough, A.E., Maitland, D.P., Hart, A.G., Elliot, S.L. (2006) Birds and their boxes: orientation matters. British Ornithologists’ Union Conference, University of Leicester, April 2006.
Goodenough A.E. (2008) Population Dynamics and Conservation in the Hawaiian Goose. In: Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment (ed. Holden, J.), 2nd edition, London: Pearson Education Ltd. pp 292-293.
Goodenough A.E. (2008) Use of Diversity Indices in Ecology. In: Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment (ed. Holden, J.), 2nd edition, London: Pearson Education Ltd. pp 274-275.
Goodenough, A.E. and Warris, A-M. (2008) Consumer Trust In a Climate of Change. In: Managing Climate Risk (ed. Jolly, A.), London: Thorogood Publishing Ltd, pp 101-108.
Evans, D., Warris, A-M. and Goodenough, A.E. (2007) The Environmental and Related Business Impacts of Climate Change. In: Managing Business Risk (ed. Reuvid, J.), 4th edition, London: Kogan Page, pp 368-373.
Goodenough, A.E. (2007) The diversity and abundance of nest-dwelling arthropods, particularly ectoparasites, in great tit nests. Gloucestershire Naturalist, 18, 23-31.
Goodenough, A.E. (2012) Warming to the Idea: Consequences of Climate Change for Breeding Birds in Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire Bird Report 2011: Gloucestershire Ornithological Co-ordinating Committee (GOCC)
Goodenough, A.E., Hart, A.G. (2012) Bird nests: An overlooked ecosystem opportunity for specialised nest-dwelling arthropods. Antenna, 36, 16-20.