My MBiol research is focusing on the use of acoustic data for biological monitoring. Acoustic recordings are a non-intrusive method at capturing data and can be used to understand interspecific interactions as well as the impacts of environmental influences such as phenology, temperature or season change.
I am also interested in population dynamics and how humans can impact these, whether that is in a negative way such as poaching or positively through conservation efforts. I’d like to work on endangered species and explore how their populations can resurge so that they can maintain their ecological role and remain appreciated by the human population for years to come.
I love hands on biology and intend to spend time focusing on African ecology. I have been fortunate enough to be a research assistant in the Calakmul biosphere reserve, Mexico with Operation Wallacea and I am also a qualified PADI open water diver and have surveyed sea grass and turtle behaviour in Akumal, Mexico.
Position: Integrated Masters (MBiol) Student
Supervised by: Prof. Stephen Willis
Contact Details: Department of Biosciences,
Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE.
2017-Present MBiol Biosciences, Durham University