I am interested in the use of conservation genetics in both in-situ and ex-situ environments, as well as using genetic tools to monitor the illegal wildlife trade. I am also interested in disease dynamics in wild populations, particularly understanding disease prevalence and its impact on individual and population survival.
Research Technician at the University of Exeter, working on a collaborative project with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), investigating the potential genetic basis of human altruism.
Research Assistant at the University of Exeter, where we sought to understand virulence mechanisms of the avian bacterium, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, in North American house finches
- MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology, University of Exeter (2016-2017)
- BSc Zoology, University College Cork (2012-2016)
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Incredible news for Scotland’s beavers
After helping to bring beavers back to Scotland in the first ever official successful reintroduction of a mammal to Britain, we have been pushing for increased geographic flexibility on translocations to help beaver populations spread into new areas where they can have greater positive impact and avoid conflict with humans.
Out of the ashes
The Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland, suffered massive wildfires in 2020. Dr Arnaud Desbiez is an RZSS conservation associate in Brazil and the founder of the Giant Armadillo Conservation Program and Anteaters & Highways projects. In this blog, he shows how in the face of devastating fires and covid challenges, consistent communication and effective collaboration show again how, when we work together, both people and wildlife benefit.