Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter
I am a conservation ecologist, I completed an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation Management at the University of Oxford in 2014 where I developed an interest in mammal ecology, human-wildlife conflict, and citizen science. Since graduating I have worked on a number of different projects in the UK and abroad including carrying out monitoring and surveying of species in the tropics of Costa Rica and managing an NGO in Tanzania focusing on human-elephant conflict surrounding Ruaha National Park. Prior to starting my PhD I spent two and a half years working at the Woodland Trust as Citizen Science Officer on the Nature’s Calendar and Observatree projects.
I began my PhD at the University of Exeter in March 2020. My PhD will focus on dormouse ecology in fragmented, upland and marginal landscapes at the edges of their range. I will investigate the connectivity, dynamics and resilience of dormouse populations in such landscapes and how best to manage them in the face of climate change, to ensure their conservation at local, regional and national levels. My main study site is Clocaenog Forest in northeast Wales, and other sites may be added into the study at a later date. I will be working with local partners at Chester Zoo, who have maintained dormouse surveillance in the region, and with ecologists and site managers at Innogy Renewables.
My twitter handle is CharlotteArmi10