- 2010–Present: PhD at the Institute of Zoology and Bangor University
- 2007–2010: Sampled Red List Index Coordinator, Institute of Zoology.
- 2006–2007: MSc Freshwater and Coastal Sciences, University College London.
- 2005–2006: Field work in Thailand: Coral-reef recovery program.
- 2002–2005: BSc Marine Biology and Polluted Ecosystems, University of Portsmouth.
- 2001–2002: London Aquarium.
- 1995–2000: Curator, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Scotland.
My research is focused on exploring the biases associated with existing methods for monitoring freshwater cetaceans, using the Ganges River Dolphin in Bangladesh as a case study. Using a combination of visual and acoustic surveys, I aim to better understand detection rates of dolphins and the explanatory variables affecting these.
River dolphins are thought to be in decline due to high levels of fisheries-related mortality, however without a thorough understanding of these drivers conservation resources may be wasted. Using wide-scale interviews with fishers, I aim identify specific fishing gears responsible for high levels of mortality and mortality hotspots. Using historical survey data, I also hope to look at shifts in range and abundance and how these might relate to changes in threats through time.
M Böhm, et al. 2012. The Conservation Status of the World's Reptiles. Biological Conservation. Accepted
Sibley, P.J., Holdich, D.M. and Richman, N. 2011. Monitoring the global status of crayfish, with particular reference to the White-clawed crayfish. Rees, M., Nightingale, J., Holdich, D.M. (eds.) (2011). Species Survival: Securing white-clawed crayfish in a changing environment. Proceedings of a conference held on 16th and 17th November 2010 in Bristol, UK.
Hoffman, M. et al. 2010. The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates. Science 330 1503-1509.
Hoffmann, M., Richman, N., McRae, L., Hilton-Taylor, C. and Böhm, M. 2010. Vertebrata. In: Baillie, J.E.M., Griffiths, J., Turvey, S.T., Loh, J., & Collen, B. (eds). Evolution Lost: Status and Trends of the World’s Vertebrates. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
Collen, B., Ram, M., Dewhurst, N., Clausnitzer, V., Kalkman, V., Cumberlidge, N. and Baillie, J.E.M. 2009. Broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessments. In: J.-C. Vié, C. Hilton-Taylor and S.N. Stuart (eds). The 2008 Review of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN Gland, Switzerland.
Biodiversity & Macroecology
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Institute of Zoology
Zoological Society of London
London, United Kingdom