My current research project is looking at estimating global populations for the world’s bird species, working with BirdLife International and mainly focusing on terrestrial and non-colonial species. By using current density estimates for species and distribution ranges, population estimates may be drawn. This information can then be used to monitor species’ population trends and identify any key taxa for conservation.
My main research interests lie in conservation of species with a respect to climate change and the impact of human activities such as land use change. Previous projects and areas of study include the evolution of felids in North and South America with response to environmental change, and the factors affecting detectability of mammal species in South Africa.
Position: MBiol Student in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Supervised by: Dr. Stephen Willis
Membership: Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution Research (BEER) Centre,
Contact Details: School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE.
2012-present MSc Biological Sciences, Durham University, UK