Clarendon-Jason Hu Scholar
After completing a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Bangalore University, India, it did not take me much time to realize that was not a career I wanted to pursue for a living. It had to be related to the wild. Since then, I worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Centre for Wildlife Studies in India in a long-term field project on tigers. I worked in many different reserves in central and south India, setting camera traps for sampling tiger populations and conducting line transect surveys to assess tiger prey densities. I did my Master’s in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, where I learnt many new field and analytical skills, including capture, immobilization and radio-telemetry of large carnivores, as well as new methods in statistical ecology. After my Master’s I continued to work with the Wildlife Conservation Society in India and provided technical advice on tiger and prey monitoring in several tiger landscapes in Asia.
I am currently a third year D.Phil student at WildCRU and I am looking at addressing methodological issues in studies of tiger meta-population dynamics in the Western Ghats, India.