Imperial College London

MrsVictoriaPriestley

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

v.priestley16

 
 
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Location

 

N1.11MunroSilwood Park

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Summary

 

Summary

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Interdisciplinary research that results in meaningful conservation solutions
  • Environmental DNA
  • Marine biology
  • Ethology 
  • Conservation psychology

CURRENT RESEARCH (Savolainen Lab)

Researching how environmental DNA can be used to identify presence/absence of species, species abundance and to carry out biodiversity assessments.

This research is co-supervised by Thomson Ecology and as a result, the selected focal species and the eDNA survey protocols that we will develop will have direct relevance and value to industry.

PREVIOUS RESEARCH & EXPERIENCE

  • Written a conservation psychology module for the University of Edinburgh MSc course in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health
  • Dominance hierarchies of predatory fish on Palmyrol Atol (University of St. Andrews)
  • WWF Bulgaria.  Literature review and conservation psychology-based campaign to conserve old-growth forests
  • Turning conservation theory into a tool for practitioners (MSc thesis)
  • Social structure of captive blacktip reef sharks (undergraduate thesis)
  • Social network analysis