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.
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.
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).
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