Madi's story.

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I hold a BA (Hons) in Marine and Natural History Photography, an MSc in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology (with distinction) and have 5+ years of higher education, international research and field experience with renowned and globally recognised research, governmental and NGO's. My passion for the natural world is far beyond words, and I love nothing more than exploration, experience and applied conservation work.

 

My career and curiosity with the natural world kicked off by working alongside BBC and Nat Geo filmmakers documenting conservation stories of Blue Sharks and the largest animal on the planet - the Blue Whale. Since, my academic work has taken me from Australia to Greece, where I have worked alongside globally recognised research organisations, leading and assisting with scientific research.

My masters thesis explored the effects of food type and abundance on begging and food sharing behaviours in captive Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) and is published in Open Access PeerJ. Past research projects include alliance and communication development in Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) and habitat-use, distribution and social dynamics of Short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis).

Alongside my academic roles, I am passionate about restoration ecology and community conservation projects, as well as science communication.

 

Particularly, I have worked within and lead urban, small-scale habitat creation projects and aspire to lead large-scale community-led restoration projects in the future. Please see my community conservation page for more information on my past projects.

In science communications, I have featured with The Wildlife Trusts, Into The Wild Podcast, ITV Wales and more.

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