B.Sc. Hons. (Bangor University) Zoology with Marine Zoology, PGCE (University of Glasgow) Biology
Andrew is undertaking a part time MSc by research at the University of Edinburgh (supervised by Dr Gurå Bergkvist and Dr Alastair Macdonald), and RZSS (Dr Gill Murray-Dickson). His research interest is in the use of DNA collected from the guts of blowflies, captured in tropical forest to identify the species of mammal occurring there.
He has a particular interest in the Seram bandicoot (Rhynchomeles prattorum); a marsupial known only from seven specimens collected on the Indonesian island of Seram in 1920.
B.Sc. Hons. (Bangor University) Zoology with Marine Zoology
PGCE (University of Glasgow) Biology
Fieldwork for this project has been supported by the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and the John Muir Trust.
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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.