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PhD Candidate in Ecology & Conservation, Nottingham Trent University

Bethany Smith is a PhD researcher at Nottingham Trent University studying the ecological effects of using livestock guarding dogs. She is supervised by Dr Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Dr Richard Yarnell and Dr Antonio Uzal.

Before starting her PhD, Bethany completed a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and an MRes in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation from Imperial College London. In addition to her PhD research, Beth is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers - the Canid Howl Project – who are developing passive acoustic monitoring techniques to track vocal wildlife species such as wolves, coyotes and gibbons.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher in Ecology & Conservation, Nottingham Trent University


  • 2018 
    Imperial College London, MRes Ecology, Evolution & Conservation