Meshach Pierre (2018)
Alumni Diploma Students
I was born in Georgetown, Guyana, where I have lived for most of my life. I also lived for 5 years in the British Virgin Islands when I was younger.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Guyana in 2014, but have been involved in fieldwork since 2013. I have worked with a variety of projects in marine, rainforest, savanna, and highland habitats in Guyana and Suriname. These have involved mist-netting birds, transect surveys for frogs and reptiles, camera trapping for jaguars and other large mammals, and most recently social surveys quantifying human-black caiman conflict.
During my time with the WildCRU, I look forward to learning from my tutors and fellow Panthers. I aim to improve my ecological and conservation knowledge, while learning new skills and tools that I can utilize in my future research in Guyana.
October 2020 Update
I am currently a Master’s student at the University of Florida studying Criminology, Law and Society. I plan to conduct conservation criminology research in Guyana, focusing on indigenous rulemaking, compliance and non-compliance with environmental rules and laws, and human-wildlife conflict.