Postgraduate Researcher, University of Exeter, Cornwall, UK
I am a behavioural marine ecologist studying for a PhD at the University of Exeter in partnership with the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation. I am a member of the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at Exeter and a member of the Marine Predator Ecology and Conservation group.
I am interested in studying core principles of behavioural ecology in marine ecosystems, using modern statistical and modelling approaches to address pressing questions in marine conservation. Currently I work in Bimini, Bahamas, studying the ecology of juvenile lemon sharks.
Previously, I studied at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland, where I graduated with a BSc with Honours (2.1) in Marine Biology. In my final year I conducted research with Mike Webster, studying the three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) - this work in now published in Ethology. Before beginning my PhD, I worked as a Research technician for Kate Laskowski, David Bierbach, and Max Wolf, at the Leibniz Instiüt fur Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei. At the IGB I studied the clonal fish the Amazonian molly (Poecilia formosa), and the development of behaviour from early life.
Thank you to my funding bodies: the Bimini Sharklab, Save Our Seas Foundation, the University of Exeter College of Life and Environmental Sciences, and anonymous philanthropic donors.