Supervisor: Christoph Meyer
I am a MSc by research student under the supervision of Christoph Meyer and working in collaboration with Adria López-Baucells (Natural History Museum of Granollers, Spain) and Ricardo Rocha (CIBIO, Portugal). Analysing acoustic data collected at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in the Brazilian Amazon, I am investigating the interplay between local and landscape scale variables in shaping aerial insectivorous bat responses across this fragmented Amazonian landscape.
I am a mature student; having previously pursued a career in business development, I returned to university in 2016 to study animal behaviour. I graduated with a 1st Class Hons Degree in July 2019 from Manchester Metropolitan University. I have tried to grasp every opportunity to develop my scientific skills, both academically and in the field. I have volunteered as a Wildlife Assistant at the RSPCA (2017), Vivarium Assistant at The Manchester Museum (2018) and as a Bat Scientist with Operation Wallacea in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Mexico (2019). I also work for an ecological consultancy assisting with UK bat surveys and provide business development and marketing consultancy to small business clients.