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PhD Candidate in Conservation Biology, Liverpool John Moores University

Noémie Bonnin is a PhD researcher at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research explores the potential of multiple remote sensing technologies and molecular methods to improve chimpanzee conservation. More specifically, her research focuses on chimpanzee distribution and connectivity across western Tanzania.

Her BSc research first took her to Brazil, where, for over three months, she studied the impact of human activity on the behaviour, diet and spatial distribution of the common marmoset. She then began work in Tanzania collecting data for the Greater Mahale Ecosystem Research and Conservation Project (GMERC).

As part of her MSc research, Bonnin studied gene flow and the genetic diversity of chimpanzees across western Tanzania. This work was expanded during her PhD, integrating drones and satellite imagery along with new molecular markers.


  • 2016–present
    PhD student, Liverpool John Moores University


  • 2015 
    University of Poitiers, France, MSc of Ecology and Population Biology