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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Following the feathers - counting capercaillie in the Cairngorms
It's possible that there are now less than 1,000 capercaillie left in the UK and almost all of them live in the Cairngorms National Park. Read on to find out more about how Jal and Jean-Marc from the RZSS WildGenes team are using DNA from feathers to help the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project understand more about the population in the wild.
Always smile at a (Siamese) crocodile
For the past three years, the RZSS WildGenes laboratory has been working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to develop the first conservation genetics laboratory in Cambodia. Our very first training visit began back in 2016.