Have finished (for now!) researching in an Indonesian Borneo peatswamp. Here, I contributed to behavioural, biodiversity and disturbance based projects , whilst being responsible for the charities outreach, support & network building, producing & editing published documents, fund-raising and administration as the Communications Manager… I enjoyed developing research skills in…
- Systematically searching for primates inside known home ranges, throughout the site with fellow researches across the area.
- Following wild primates for 13 hour days (hopefully!), documenting GPS position, noting features for individual identification, behaviour and feeding habits.
- Conducting transects surveying butterfly diversity & frequency, varying plant species’ growth in differing conditions, tree species seasonality, varying flora composition throughout the transitions within the forest.
Previous to this, my research includes…
- Science communication & education to all ages and networking/media resources, event organisation & management.
- Terrestrial and marine habitat survey techniques and documenting/presenting survey data to scientific, non-scientific, UK and internationally based communities.
- The potential of various conservation initiatives/techniques and policies within ecology – research based on the ground at various research sites and through hypothetical idealised frameworks.
- Tropical, temperate & Arctic/Antarctic marine communities/ecosystems including tropical coral reef and fish species identification.
- The influence of art, nature photography, illustration and effective imagery/graphic design within 1)studying ecology and 2) science communication.
Previous research projects…
- The physical and chemical record of climate change in shell structures of marine organisms & marine animal husbandry with live individuals in a marine wet-lab.
- Computer modelling & species survival simulations based on theories of trophic interactions & coexistence. I investigated the difference that density dependance and stochasticity makes to a model like this.
- Real time movement and distribution of a wild wood mouse community. From individual electronic identification, the movement of members within the mouse population was analysed, and behaviour & dominance inferred.
- Bird and bat surveying techniques, analysis of bird behaviour and intelligence.
- Cricket mating behaviour & rituals, and the effect of age and experience on the outcome of successful matings.