I am a conservation biologist dedicated to the conservation of threatened species, mitigation of people-wildlife conflict, impacts of disease, protected areas management, transfrontier conservation and the role of networks in conservation. I maintain an interest in the behavioural ecology of carnivores, particularly the biology and conservation of wild canids, focus of my early research.
I joined the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in 1988, soon after its creation. Its aim is to undertake original research on aspects of fundamental biology relevant to solving practical problems of wildlife conservation and environmental management. Please follow this link for more details about the WildCRU, its projects and staff.
I am currently James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont, the Chair of the IUCN Canid Specialist Group, and the Head of Conservation for international NGO the Born Free Foundation.