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Connor Butler BSc Zoology, 2013

Senior Biologist, Enviro Pro Green Innovations Pte Ltd, Singapore

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The fieldwork skills that I gained from my course have been invaluable in the process of developing a career in such a competitive field.

I’ve always been captivated by the outdoors and sought to gain experience in the fields of ecology and conservation. During University, I was the Education Representative for the Biological Science Society and in my spare time, I volunteered in the Natural History Archives at Hampshire Cultural Trust, which sparked my interest for Entomology. I undertook my dissertation in Peru, focusing on habitat and dietary differentiation between species of Caiman in the Peruvian Amazon. The trip ignited my passion for conservation and I gained valuable fieldwork skills which I use to this day.

After graduation, I moved to Singapore to begin my career as a biologist, running educational field trips and expeditions throughout Southeast Asia. I enjoyed sharing my passion for wildlife and entomology with students and being able to spend so much time in the rainforest.

At present, I am working as the Ecologist for a Singapore based Environmental Consultancy, where I oversee Biodiversity Projects. Singapore is a really unique urban environment because I can spend my mornings in the rainforest and be in the city a few hours later. I enjoy the variety of my week, which usually involves writing reports, attending meetings, biodiversity surveys, checking camera traps, and giving presentations to clients. Whilst the majority of my work is in Singapore, I’ve also been lucky enough to work on projects in Indonesia and Malaysia, which is always an exciting experience.

Working abroad does have its challenges, but so far I’ve had many great experiences and eaten a lot of great food!

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