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Human Dimensions of Bat Conservation – 10 recommendations to improve and diversify studies of human-bat interactions

December 17, 2021

As with any species, human-bat interactions can range from positive to neutral to negative. For some, the spectacle of a cloud of bats darkening the sky as they emerge from their roost can bring awe and joy. For others, bats in their roof might be a nuisance, and bats in an orchard can bring ... Read full story

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Dr Özgün Emre Can Accepts Faculty Position at Ankara University

December 10, 2021

It is amongst our greatest pleasures, writes David Macdonald, when a WildCRU alumnus achieves success, so I am delighted to report that Dr Ozgun Emre Can has accepted a faculty position at Turkey's most established Zoology Section at the Biology Department at Ankara University. Emre tells us “The university has several beautiful campuses located in the ... Read full story

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Four new research studentships in Wildlife Conservation

December 6, 2021

WildCRU, together with its collegiate base, Lady Margaret Hall, is thrilled to announce four fully funded doctoral studentships, of which the first two will be awarded in the spring of 2022 for places to be taken up in Michaelmas 2022. Named in honour of the donor, an alumna of LMH, the awardees will be known ... Read full story

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Prof Amy Dickman will be WildCRU’s Director from January 2022

December 15, 2021

David Macdonald, who founded the WildCRU in 1986 and has been its Director ever since, writes with exciting news: I am delighted to announce that Prof Amy Dickman will become WildCRU’s Director from 1st January 2022. This transition has been greatly discussed and planned within our team, and ... Read full story

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Recognition of distinction for Professor Amy Dickman

December 8, 2021

WildCRU is thrilled to announce that Amy Dickman has been awarded the title of Professor by the University of Oxford through their Recognition of Distinction exercise. Amy, whose career began as an intern and then field assistant at WildCRU, working with cheetahs, then went on to complete a doctorate with UCL and ZSL on human-wildlife ... Read full story

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Blog post: My first 3 weeks at Oxford University after 3 years of living in a Bornean rainforest – “The Reverse-Imposter”

November 16, 2021

by Chrishen Gomez In 2018, I embarked on a journey to study one of the most elusive and understudied apex predator on the globe, the Sunda clouded leopard. The journey has taken me many places, windy rivers, cloud forests, a witch-doctors house, a poachers camp-the list goes on, but the least expected of these places ... Read full story

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