IOZ researcher heads to the USA

The Trust awards Travelling Fellowships to British citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas, to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their UK professions and communities. Becki will visit scientists at Cornell
, Princeton
and Tufts
universities and the National Wildlife Health Center
, Madison.

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Becki's project, 'Optimising a citizen science approach to national wildlife health surveillance', aims to develop the work she has been doing in the Garden Bird Health initiative
. Using this model, she hopes to expand public-based wildlife health surveillance in Britain to include not just birds but other wildlife species, including hedgehogs and amphibians.

This Travel Fellowship will allow her to learn about other successful citizen science projects in the US, to establish research collaborations and to gain tools and expertise that will be helpful for IoZ’s research on her return to Britain.

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