July 31, 2019

We had a great Society for Conservation Biology congress in Malaysia.

PhD student Teresa Santos presented her research as a poster on connectivity and population genetics of savanna elephants.

I gave talk at our Symposium on how animal behaviour and conservation matter f...

June 4, 2019

It's exciting to have this paper come out in PNAS. I was part of a team including Josh Plotnik, Lydia Tiller, Dan Brubaker, Rachel Dale and Nicky Clayton, investigating the ability of elephants to distinguish between quantities of food using olfaction alone. The elepha...

May 22, 2019

I had dozens of responses to my call for potential PhD students. I have now selected candidates to go forward. It was an extremely strong field. If you haven't heard from me, this means I won't be taking your application forward, but thank you for getting in touch.

May 14, 2019

I'm really pleased our paper on extracting morphometric data, age and musth status from survey photographs is out today in Frontiers in Zoology. It's the first data paper of several from my research in South Africa with Elephants Alive!

April 9, 2019

PhD Studentship Available

I have a position available for a student wishing to pursue a PhD in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong on the ecology of elephants.

Elephants are large-bodied, long-lived and socially complex mammals. One of my res...

February 28, 2019

Along with the new position in at the University of Hong Kong, I am advertising two positions in the School of Biological Science, both at the Post-doc level.

1. One post-doc for 1 year with the possibility to extend to September 2020 (limited by funding) on elephant vo...

February 28, 2019

I'm very pleased to Announce I'll be joining the School for Biological Sciences and the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor from the 1st of April.

Here's my piece for the Branco Weiss Fellowship about...

October 22, 2018

I wrote my own opinions about conservation's "white saviour" problem.

Check it out here.

I conclude:

"Conservation can’t be the preserve of people who can afford international travel and to take unpaid internships. We can make choices about communication, participation, t...

July 11, 2017

I'm pleased to announce that an article I wrote about elephant dung has been published in the Martlet. 

It is accompanied by a cartoon by Martin Rowson.

June 5, 2017

I'm pleased to announce we were awarded a grant from the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility in Sheffield. This will allow us to do exciting new sequencing work. We'll keep up updated with the progress!

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