About

PhD student at Stirling University with broad interests in ecology and conservation. My PhD research aims to understand how bird communities respond to woodland creation at local and landscape scales, and I aim to develop a decision support tool that can be used to inform woodland restoration efforts.

My PhD forms part of the Woodland Creation and Ecological Networks (WrEN) research project, and is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council through the IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnership, with CASE funding from Forest Research.

One of my PhD study sites in Scotland
WrEN study site in Scotland

Previously I worked in Cameroon, where I became interested in the effects of the bushmeat trade on birds and I continue to research this topic in collaboration with the Ebo Forest Research Project. A summary of my most recent work, which was funded by the Rufford Foundation, is available here. You can also read more in this interview I did for the africanraptors.org website.

Studying forest birds is hard, since it’s usually easier to hear them than see them. Because of this I’m also interested in bioacoustic research and technology, and have been collaborating on the development of the Solo system. I’m also interested in mathematical modelling and data analysis using R.

Grey-necked rockfowl
Grey-necked rockfowl Picathartes oreas, Ebo forest, Cameroon
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