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Dr Heather Gilbert

African Research Manager

Heather has been working in conservation biology ever since she ran away to a Costa Rican jungle following the completion of her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Nottingham in 2013. During this time Heather has worked on a variety of different biodiversity projects around the world, leading student groups to research birds, jaguars, monkeys and elephants – depending on the location! Recently, Heather has focussed her research on large mammal behaviour and ecology, and so now oversees the research and logistics of the African projects.

Publications

Gilbert HJ & Venkatesh SD. Activity budgets of a new-born Asian Elephant calf, in prep.

Gilbert HJ & Bradley A (2015). Using avian diversity as a measure of megafauna reintroduction into montane evergreen forest. International Ornithological Congress of South East Asia.

Gilbert HJ, Shackleton K, Coupland C, M Muniz-Barreto & M Leotta (2014). Effect of boat traffic on canal bird presence within Tortuguero National Park. IV Congreso Mesoamericano de Áreas Protegidas.

Gilbert HJ, Park M & M Leotta (2014). Comparison of Biodiversity Assessment Techniques in Tortuguero National Park. IV Congreso Mesoamericano de Áreas Protegidas.

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