Dr George Swan

Dr George SwanI am a multidisciplinary researcher with a particular interest in the causes and consequences of disagreements over wildlife management. My PhD research (completed in 2017) was focused on understanding conflicts surrounding predation and game shooting interests. I have also worked on the domestic dogs and guinea worm project, which is providing evidence in order to prevent the spread of Guinea worm, a parasite that can affect both dogs and humans. Specifically, my research explored the diet of dogs by analysing the stable isotope ratios of their whiskers. I have an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London (2011) and a BSc in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Kent (2009). I have worked as a wildlife guide in Scotland and have volunteered on conservation projects in the Himalayas and New Zealand.

I am now a postdoctoral researcher at Universidad Austral de Chile, working with Eduardo Silva Rodriguez on a project studying the social acceptability and ecological efficacy of selective management in relation to pinniped – fisheries interactions.

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