I am a wildlife biologist with research expertises primarily in the fields of ecology and conservation biology. To understand the system that I am studying, I have used a mixed approach of modelling the system on a computer while also carrying out field studies of the species of interest. Indeed, one of my interests in ecology is to explore the use of models as a tool for generating hypotheses and focussing data collection. The core of my research has been addressing the ecology and management of an invasive species, the American mink, but I have also worked on other species, some of them endangered such as the Eurasian otter and the water vole. I have mostly concentrated on the ecology of the species under study, but I am keen to expand my studies to include approaches where the economic and sociological aspects of conservation problems are considered.

A selection of photos I took during my work as a wildlife biologist (CCSplay)