Megan Quail
  • Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Quail, M.R., Fraser, M.D., 2023. Pulling the wool over their eyes? Object permanence, numerical competence and categorisation in alternative livestock species. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. doi:


Quail, M.R., Ramos, F.N., Dallimore, T., Ashton, P., Clayton-Brown, J., Provan, J., Batke, S.P., 2023. Surrounded by concrete: Genetic isolation of Tillandsia recurvata L. in an urban landscape in south-eastern Brazil. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 31. doi:


Connor, M.A., Tarvin, S.E., Quail, M., Batke, S.P., 2021. Plant diversity and community composition in managed humid coastal dune slacks in NW England.  PLoS ONE. 16. doi:


Batke, S.P., Chávez, J.D.R., Quail, M.R., Kessler, M., 2021. Nowhere to escape- Diversity and community composition of ferns and lycophytes on the highest mountain in Honduras. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 37. doi:


Edge Hill University:

Guest Lecturer: Field to Fork

Aberystwyth University:

Demonstrator/instructor: Sustainable Land Management: BR30420

Demonstrator/instructor: Animal Husbandry: VE10430

Demonstrator: Environmental History of the Neotropics: HY39120


Megan is in the second year of her PhD in biological sciences with IBERS at Aberystwyth University. Alongside her studies, Megan works in the agricultural sector as a contract sheep shearer and farm hand, as well as helping to run the family farm in Leicestershire. She gained a first-class degree with honours in Biology from Edge Hill University, as well as a Masters of Research (MRes) qualification in tropical plant population genetics. Throughout her studies, Megan has been awarded four scholarships for achieving the highest grades across her course and faculty within Edge Hill University and has now been awarded the AberDoc scholarship to continue her studies at the PhD level within Aberystwyth University. She has published four research papers to date, and has illustrated and published a children's book. During her PhD, Megan will focus on animal science/grazing behaviour of livestock and carbon emissions as part of ongoing research at Pwllpeira‌‌n Upland Research‌‌ Centre. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • Q Science (General)
  • S Agriculture (General)


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