PhD Student
Carnivore conservation
Spatial ecology
Conservation management
Contact details

Institute of Zoology
Zoological Society of London
Regent's Park

The African wild dog is an endangered species, with a resident range covering just 7% of their historic distribution.

Jennifer's PhD research focusses on the conservation of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) under the potential threat of climate change. 

African wild dogs

Using range-wide distribution data and bespoke biologging collars, Jennifer aims to understand how wild dogs’ movement and behaviour changes with local weather conditions, and how this might lead to changes in their populations and ranges due to climate change.

Jennifer Linden

Working with behavioural, spatial, and demographic data, involving both field-based data collection and computational methods, Jennifer explores how local and range-wide management can inform strategy for the conservation of the species. She undertakes fieldwork in South Africa, where she works with the Endangered Wildlife Trust and local wildlife management authorities.

Jennifer's PhD is based at the University of Oxford on the NERC DTP in Environmental Research, where she is a member of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU).

Professional history

2021-present: PhD/DPhil student; WildCRU, University of Oxford & Institute of Zoology, ZSL

2021: Consultant Project Officer; Bat Conservation Trust/the Government of Jersey

2019-2020: MRes Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation; University College London & IoZ

2019: Location Researcher; Plimsoll Productions

2019: Project Manager; Dwarf Mongoose Research Project, University of Bristol

2018: Research Assistant; Dwarf Mongoose Research Project, University of Bristol

2014-2016: BSc Hons Biology; University of Bristol


Morris-Drake, A., Linden, J. F., Kern, J. M., Radford, A. N. (2021) Extended and cumulative effects of experimentally induced intergroup conflict in a cooperatively breeding mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288,