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Miss Lydia K. D. Katsis BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student

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Lydia Katsis is a postgraduate research student within the Faculty of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

I completed my BSc (Hons) in Zoology at University College London, and went on to complete my MSc in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation at the University of Bristol in 2017. During my MSc my research focussed on spatial patterns of accidental primate electrocutions along power lines in the Kenyan town of Diani, with the results informing an evidence-based mitigation strategy.

After my MSc I worked with the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, based at ZSL. During this time I was involved with conservation planning for the Philippine pangolin, IUCN Red Listing, developing a pangolin species ID guide, and supporting communications. I remain an active member of the Pangolin Specialist Group.

Following this I spent a year conducting research at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at the University of Oxford. For this research I studied the roosting behaviour of three bat species native to the U.K., including analysing the spatial and social structure of the colonies. 


BSc (Hons) Zoology, University College London, First Class

MSc (Dist) Global Wildlife Health and Conservation, University of Bristol

Membership: IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group

Research interests

My research interests are focussed on conservation science, and using results to inform effective evidence-based conservation action.

PhD Supervision

Dr JL Snaddon, Prof CP Doncaster, Prof AC Rogers, Dr Alasdair Davies 

PhD research

Title: Acoustic monitoring of human exploitation in tropical forests.

This research will primarily look at using AudioMoth acoustic sensors to collect ground-level data on hunting pressure in Belize, Central America.

Supervisors: Dr JL Snaddon, Prof CP Doncaster, Prof AC Rogers, Dr Alasdair Davies

Funding agencies: INSPIRE NERC DTP

Miss Lydia K. D. Katsis
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