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Miss Victoria Arnold 

MRes Wildlife Conservation student

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

I graduated from the University of Southampton in 2019 with a BSc in Zoology.

For my undergraduate dissertation I looked into whether roundabouts followed the Theory of Island Biogeography by comparing different sized roundabouts and using the invertebrates present as a measure of species richness.

Research interests

For my Masters I will be researching the common dormouse and looking at its ability to be reintroduced. To do this I will be looking into habitat suitability and connectivity of these habitats within the south of England to determine which areas would be most suitable for reintroductions and also for maintaing populations which will be successful in the long-term and also well connected to other similarly suitable habitat areas.

I chose the MRes Wildlife Conservation as I wanted to continue my studying past undergraduate level whilst also gaining suitable knowledge and skills that will directly help me with a future career. This MRes appealed to me as a bridge between the studying and working worlds as it would allow be to keep learning and gaining skills in things such as GIS and data management whilst also carrying out research with Marwell that may help influence future reintroductions. These skills and experiences will help me with a future career in research or within the field of conservation.

I chose the MRes Wildlife Conservation as I wanted to continue my studying past undergraduate level whilst also gaining suitable knowledge and skills that will directly help me with a future career. This MRes appealed to me as a bridge between the studying and working worlds as it would allow be to keep learning and gaining skills in things such as GIS and data management whilst also carrying out research with Marwell that may help influence future reintroductions. These skills and experiences will help me with a future career in research or within the field of conservation.

After my Masters I hope to get a job in conservation with an NGO or organisation like Marwell Wildlife where I can continue carrying out research work on future reintroduction programmes with other species.

Supervisors: Professor Patrick Doncaster, Dr Georgia Jones

Research group

Ecology and Evolution

Miss Victoria Arnold
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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