Alumni

Camilla Blasi-Foglietti

 

PhD Student in Biological Sciences Royal Holloway 2020

I started my PhD in September 2016. My PhD focussed on the effect of hunting pressures on primate behaviour, investigating to what extent this may vary and the consequences these behavioural changes may have on estimations of hunting sustainability and on how species are categorised under international conventions.

 

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Erin Mason

MSc in Biological Sciences by Research Royal Holloway 2019

I started my MSc in September 2018. I investigated the vocalisations and other behavioural responses of saki monkeys when they encounter humans near an ecotourism site, Tahuayo lodge, in the Peruvian Amazon.

Rebecca Sheehan

MSc Biological Sciences by Research Royal Holloway 2017

My MSc project investigated the behavioural responses of pygmy marmosets to anthropogenic noise through the use of a playback experiment playing recordings of human speech at different volumes and lengths. My research showed that pygmy marmosets spent less time feeding and resting after playbacks of human speech. As the volume of the playbacks increased, individuals were more likely to move out of sight. These results were published in the American Journal of Primatology. I hope the results can inform ecotourism operators on the level of noise that is “acceptable” from tourist groups when viewing wild primates.   

Polly Curtin

 

Research assistant on the imaginary animals project

I joined CABLab in April 2019 to work on the imaginary animals, but before my MSc I did my undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway, and you can read the publication which resulted from my third year project here, or watch a short video here. After the imaginary animals project ended, I went on to work as a graduate consultant for Atkins.

Millie Hawkins

MSc in Biological Sciences by Research Royal Holloway 2019

I started my MSc in September 2018. I used playback experiments to investigate the response of pygmy marmosets to anthropogenic noise at an ecotourism site, Tahuayo lodge, in the Peruvian Amazon, and also investigated whether informing tourists of the effects of noise changed their behavioural intentions.

Chloë Metcalfe

MSc in Biological Sciences by Research Royal Holloway 2018

I started my MSc in September 2017, after completing my undergraduate degree in Zoology at Royal Holloway. For my MSc project, I studied the impact of humans on the behaviour of large-headed capuchin monkeys in the Pacaya-Samiria Nature Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon. In September 2019, I started my PhD with the London NERC doctoral training program.  

I started my MSc in September 2017. My project investigated how captive ring-tailed lemurs interacted with humans in walk-through enclosures at four different zoos. 

Alice Samuel

MSc in Biological Sciences by Research Royal Holloway 2018

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