Kelly Astley

KellyAstley

I completed my BSc in Zoology with the University of Exeter in 2016 and since then have been working for the Institute of Zoology on a project investigating possible environmental transmission routes of Mycobacterium bovis (which causes bTB) between badgers and cattle.

I am currently conducting an MRes on badger interactions with farm features, and the possible role that these interactions might have on the transmission of M. bovis between badgers and cattle. To answer my research questions I use a variety of techniques including stable isotope analysis, motion-sensor camera trapping and the analysis of badger GPS-collar data.

More generally I am a zoologist with a particular interest in the conservation and management of British mammal species and I have previously conducted research on dormice and grey seals.