I completed my BSc in Zoology at University College London, and went on to complete my MSc in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation at the University of Bristol in 2017. For my MSc dissertation, I studied spatial patterns of primate electrocutions along power lines in the Kenyan town of Diani, with the results informing a mitigation strategy.
After my MSc I worked with the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, based at ZSL. During this time I was involved with conservation planning for the Philippine pangolin, IUCN Red Listing, developing a pangolin species ID guide, and supporting communications.
I joined WildCRU in 2018 to work on the Wytham Bat Project. My research investigated spatial and social structure of Natterer’s bats (Myotis nattereri) in Wytham Woods. Specifically I was focusing on roost composition and spatial patterns of sexual segregation, with a focus on male roosting patterns.
I am now a PhD student at the University of Southampton, where my research focuses on acoustic monitoring of human exploitation in tropical forests. This research will involve using acoustic sensors to collect ground-level data on hunting pressures within tropical forests in Belize, Central America.
Katsis, L., Cunneyworth, P., Turner, K., Presotto, A. (2018). Spatial patterns of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya. International Journal of Primatology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-018-0046-6