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.