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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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Lion Landscapes nominated for IUCN/UNEP Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Nature Conservation

November 9, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that an initiative developed in our Tanzanian Lion Landscapes project site has been chosen as a finalist for the IUCN/UNEP Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Nature Conservation! This award celebrates outstanding, innovative approaches which successfully conserve nature while also enabling sustainable human development. In the case of 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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‘Smoothing and the environmental manifold’ published in Science Direct

November 15, 2021

This paper is about gaining a deeper understanding of the fundamental question of the relationship between the recorded occurrences of a species and the environmental factors influencing these occurrences, we introduce two concepts for this purpose: the smoothing function, and the environmental manifold. We began with studying data gathered from camera traps on the Sunda ... Read full story

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Blog post: Studying ecology in a more-than-human world

November 8, 2021

by Siddharth Unnithan Kumar As late spring was blooming, and the second year of my PhD drawing to a close, I left Oxford to embark on a trip to Turtle Island. Turtle Island is more commonly known as the United States of America, but I think that names are important and that words have power, ... Read full story

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