- 2018–Present: Early-stage researcher (PhD fellow) at UCL – CBER with secondments at ZSL
- 2016–2018: MSc in Forest and Nature Management at University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science
- 2013–2016: BSc in Management of Natural Resources at University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science
I have previously worked with identifying spatiotemporal poaching patterns in Africa in order to optimize future anti-poaching effort. Other research has been focused on understanding the relationship between hunting preferences and rural nature and landscape-management in Denmark.
In the light of global wildlife decline, conservation is more important than ever before. To justify future conservation projects, it is vital to understand how past efforts have affected target species.
But how do we assess the impact of previous conservation projects? How do we identify which parameters lead to successful projects? How do we account for confounders in the search for causality?
During this PhD project I will work on answering these questions. I will do that by combining species-data from different NGOs, accounting for multiple species across taxonomic groups and use counterfactual populations as reference groups for species undergoing conservation efforts.
The main aim of this thesis is to provide the best available knowledge on the effect of conservation and hopefully aid decision makers in making informed decisions regarding future conservation projects.
Tim Blackburn, UCL
Richard Gregory, UCL
Mike Hoffmann, ZSL
Louise McRae, ZSL