My research interests tend broadly towards biodiversity conservation, with particular interest in how behavioural studies can be utilised to enhance the conservation of individual species. In addition I am an advocate of citizen science and wish to explore effective public outreach regarding current issues in conservation. I am also passionate about all aspects of ornithology.
For my MBiol project I will assemble a comprehensive list of all the UK's protected areas and the species that occur there. Phenological data for a number of the species will also be compiled. The second aim is to compare visitor numbers to the occurrence of certain species or events. Understanding the drivers of nature-based tourism (NBT) is increasingly important for allowing effective control of negative tourism impacts and so that NBT can continue to grow as a source of revenue for conservation and local economies.
Position: Integrated Masters (MBiol) student in the Department of Biosciences
Supervised by: Prof. Stephen Willis
Memberships: Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution Research (BEER) Centre
Contact Details: Department of Biosciences,
Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE.
2014 - Present Integrated Masters (MBiol), Durham University