Tang Scholar 2012
I gained a bachelor degree in wildlife conservation and nature reserve management from Northeast Forestry University, China, where I had the opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of zoology courses, reinforcing my intense interest in wildlife conservation.
I started an MSc in Nature Conservation at Beijing Forestry University in 2009, in order to improve my understanding of wildlife conservation and ecosystem services. Extensive fieldwork enhanced my interest in mammalian ecology, population distribution and habitat dynamics, and – specifically – the role of large carnivores in ecosystem processes. Moreover, I maintain an interest in ecosystem services, as I desire to identify and develop appropriate management strategies that promote ecosystem function restoration for wetlands and farming areas.
In the near future, I see myself being involved in Indo-Chinese tiger conservation in my home country, possibly as part of a higher degree. The professional technical skills taught at the diploma course can definitely help me pursue a successful career in wildlife conservation in China.
- Refining wild mammal handling protocols: Pre-procedural environment and practitioner experience affect stress behaviour in the European badger (Meles meles)
- Corridors and conflict: Using interviews to identify potential corridor areas for the lion (Panthera leo) in southern Tanzania