2021–Present: PhD Researcher, London NERC DTP, Institute of Zoology and University College London
2020: Pool Frog Recovery Project Assistant, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust
2019: Corncrake Reintroduction Programme Intern, Pensthorpe Conservation Trust
2018: Protected Areas Intern, UNEP-WCMC
2017–2018: MRes Wildlife Conservation, Marwell Wildlife and University of Southampton
2017: Project Coordinator, Education in the Green Space, NERC and University of Southampton
2013–2016: BSc in Zoology, University of Southampton
My key interests are in herpetology, behavioural ecology, and wildlife conservation. I’ve previously worked with reintroduction programmes in the UK for Sand Lizards, Corncrakes, and the Northern Clade Pool Frog.
My PhD focuses on the recently described Kapitia skink, Oligosoma salmo, in New Zealand as a case study for the conservation of rare, endangered species for which we have limited knowledge. Research elucidating the species’ life history, behaviours, habitat use, and distribution will guide conservation decision-making. Further uncertainty will be addressed using expert elicitation and decision science frameworks. The outcomes of this project will inform conservation translocations and further management actions to optimise the recovery of this Critically Endangered species, with impacts for wider reptile conservation in New Zealand.
David Murrell, GEE University College London
Marcus Rowcliffe, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
John Ewen, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
Jordan, E., Shadbolt, T. (2021) A first case of polymely in the northern pool frog Pelophylax lessonae from a translocated population in Norfolk, England. Herpetological Bulletin. 158.
Holgate, M.K., Jordan, E.A., Snaddon, J.L., Lock, J.E. (2017) Developing education practice in urban green spaces. Meliora: International Journal of Student Sustainability Research. 1(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.22493/Meliora.1.1.0006