Professional summary

Research Interests

My research interests centre around applying ecological principles to address current management and conservation challenges. I am currently working on using spatial data to understand the composition and structure of agricultural landscapes in the UK, contributing to wider research into the quantification and forecasting of agricultural ecosystem service provision. 

I have previously worked on research projects on disease ecology, species habitat preference, dietary ecology, population analysis and woodland ecology. Within this work I have employed a variety of techniques from the management and analysis of large citizen science and spatial datasets, to stable isotope ecology. 

Brief CV

  • 2020 - present: Reseach Associate, Spatial ecological Modeller, UK CEH Wallingford
  • 2018 - 2020: Research Associate, Ecology of Guinea worm in dogs, University of Exeter
  • 2013 - 2018: PhD Student, Ecology of hazel dormice in woodlands, University of Exeter
  • 2013: Field technician, Bat populations on wind farms, University of Exeter
  • 2012 - 2013: GIS intern, UN International Fund for agricultural development, Rome


  • 2018, PhD Ecology and conservation of Hazel Dormice in Woodlands, University of Exeter
  • 2012, MSc Environmental Technology w/ Ecological Management, Imperial College London
  • 2011, BSc Zoology, Imperial College London


Wilson-Aggarwal JK, Goodwin CED, Swan GJF et al. (2020) Ecology of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) as a host for Guinea worm infection (Dracunculus medinensis) infection in Ethiopia, Transboundary and Emerging Infectious diseases, doi: 10.1111/tbed.13711

McDonald RA, Wilson-Aggarwal JK...Goodwin CED et al. (2020) Ecology of domestic dogs Canis familiaris as an emerging reservoir of Guinea worm Dracunculus medinensis infection, PLOS NTDs, 14: e0008170

Swan GJF … Goodwin CED et al. (2020) Evaluating Bayesian stable isotope mixing models of wild animal diet and the effects of trophic discrimination factors and informative priors, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10.1111/2041-210X.13311

Goodwin CED, Swan GJF, Hodgson DJ et al. (2020) Effects of food availability on the trophic niche of the hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius, Forest Ecology and Management, 470: e118215

McNicol CM, Bavin D...Goodwin CED et al. (2020) Postrelease movement and habitat selection of translocated pine martens Martes Martes, Ecology and Evolution, 10: 5106-5118

McNicol CM, Bavin D...Goodwin CED et al. (2020) Translocated native pine martens Martes martes alter short‐term space use by invasive non‐native grey squirrels Sciurus carolinensis, Journal of Applied Ecology, 57: 903-913

Goodwin CED, Suggitt AJ, Bennie J et al. (2018) Climate, landscape, habitat and woodland management associations with hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius population status, Mammal Review, 48: 209 – 223

Harrison XA … Goodwin CED et al (2018) A brief introduction to mixed effects modelling and multi-model inference in Ecology, PeerJ, 6: e4794

Goodwin CED, Hodgson DJ, Bailey S et al. (2018) Habitat preferences of hazel dormice Muscardinus avellanarius and the effects of tree-felling on their movement, Forest ecology and management, 427: 190 – 199

Goodwin CED, Hodgson DJ, Al-Fulaij N et al. (2017) Voluntary recording scheme reveals ongoing decline in the United Kingdom hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius population, Mammal Review, 47: 183 – 197

Goodwin CED, Keep B and Leather SR (2017) Habitat richness and tree species richness of roundabouts: effects of site selection and the prevalence of arboreal caterpillars, Urban ecosystems, 20: 889-895

McHugh N, Goodwin CED, Hughes S et al. (2016) Agri-environment scheme habitat preferences of Yellowhammer Emberiza citronella on English Farmland, Acta Ornithologica, 51: 199 – 209