Claire joined BSG Ecology in June 2018 and is based in our Cambridge office.
Claire has a long standing interest in protected species and has gained experience within conservation organisations including the Institute of Zoology and Sea Watch Foundation. Prior to joining BSG she developed her skills surveying cetaceans in west Wales with particular emphasis on individual identification of bottle-nose dolphin and sightings of harbour porpoise within the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation. As an intern for the Institute of Zoology Claire worked on the IUCN Sampled and Global Red List, reviewing assessments, mapping species ranges in ArcGIS and contributing to the Regional Red List. This fuelled her passion to work with protected species and she is keen to further develop her knowledge and field skills.
Claire has a BSc degree in Zoology from Anglia Ruskin University where she undertook a dissertation project entitled ‘Transmission of Cumulative Cultural Evolution’, looking broadly at the way in which social information is transmitted across generations within an evolutionary context. In a similar vein she undertook an internship within the Cambridge Botanical Gardens to gather and analyse social data on the gardens urban passerine bird population.