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Biological Sciences

Japanese opportunity for postgraduate researcher

Published: 15 April 2015
Rebecca Spake

Biological Sciences postgraduate researcher Rebecca Spake will be exchanging the UK for Japan this summer, thanks to winning a scholarship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).


Rebecca’s PhD investigates the effectiveness of sustainable forest management strategies for biodiversity conservation through several case studies, includingfield work in the New Forest National Park. The scholarship will enable her to take up take up an eight week research placement at Kyoto University where a very different forest management system is underway.

“I am delighted to receive the award and I am looking forward to the international collaboration,” she says. “I really enjoyed my third year Zoology project at Southampton estimating jaguar population density in a wildlife corridor in Belize and wanted to continue in research, as everyone is very supportive and there are tremendous links with scientific organisations at home and abroad. After my PhD I would like to stay in academia and eventually become a lecturer myself.”

Established in 1932, JSPS works to encourage young researchers, award grants and support international and industrial cooperation.



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