Research

Research & Teaching

After graduating in Zoology from Aberystwyth University, I continued on to pursue a PhD at the University of Glasgow. I research the biological clocks of birds, and particularly how the mechanisms of the avian body clock interact with features of the environment, such as light pollution.

My research involves a large nest box system at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE) and a range of field skills from mist-netting and ringing birds (as a BTO trainee) to blood sampling. I also have other previous experience in the field from volunteering on a conservation project (2014), as an avian ecology research assistant for the Madrid Natural History Museum (2015) and at my local zoo.

I have been involved in the supervision of student projects and also worked as a graduate teaching assistant on tutorials covering animal diversity and environmental biology topics.

I have also been involved in a publication on quantitative genetics in salmon species (Jacobs et al., 2017).

Speaking

Pint of Science Festival Glasgow, Planet Earth Speaker (May 2018)

Aberystwyth University Seminar Speaker (April 2018)

Avian Genomics Symposium – European Ornithology Union in Turku, Finland (2017)

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