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Mr George Syder 

Postgradaute research student

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George Syder is an MRes Wildlife Conservation student within the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

I graduated in 2018 from the University of South Wales with a degree in International Wildlife Biology, for which my dissertation focused on avian community structure in an upland SSSI along the England/Wales border. This degree allowed me to work for six months as a research officer in Madagascar as part of an international NGO.

Research interests

In the past, I have focused research on biodiversity and structure of terrestrial ecosystems, with particular focus on Birds, but with experience in a range of taxa including herpetiles and spiders. As part of my Masters at Southampton, I will be studying Ecosystem Services, the benefit that humans derive from an area of land under a certain management strategy. To complete this research, I will be utilising the TESSA toolkit, a rapid rapid ecosystem service assessment developed at Cambridge University.

I chose MRes Wildlife Conservation due to the opportunity to work closely with active conservation biologists working for a well-regarded conservation charity with a global outreach. I believe the skills I gain, and the contacts I make, will put me in an ideal position to influence real progress in conservation and sustainable development throughout my career to come.

In the future I would ideally like to work with organisations such as the UN Environment Programme, or continued collaboration with Marwell Wildlife.

Supervisors: Dr Kelvin Peh, Dr Martin Wilkie (Marwell Wildlife)

Research group

Ecology and Evolution

Mr George Syder
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

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