Tom Balaguè

Falconer and Wildlife Biologist, NBC Environment

About Tom Balaguè

I am a Master's graduate in Zoology with Conservation, from Bangor University, Wales. My main research interests can be put under the umbrella of animal behaviour and ecology, conservation ecology of threatened species, the factors that threaten them and how we can conserve them. With a particular interest in the ecology of birds, large mammals and the affects that anthropogenic and environmental fluctuations can have on species and populations. In my current role I have trained as a falconer and biologist; for example, flying broadwing hawks and longwing falcons in both urban and rural environments. I have worked on large wildlife management projects all over the UK; namely Scotland and the Isles of Scilly. I have completed dawn and dusk bat surveys, dormouse surveys and ornithological surveys of breeding and wintering gull populations up and down the country. As of October 2020, I will have entered into postgraduate study. My PhD research - at the University of Aberdeen, will be predominantly looking on forecasting the future of raptors in Africa under future climatic scenarios, whilst also focusing on current ecological and anthropogenic threats they face. It is a distance learning project, with its core in ecological modelling.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Private-sector company or business

Areas of expertise

Species Management Research

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Yes

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Recent Comments

Comment on Hello, I'm Tom
Jul 09, 2020
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Hi Tom, Welcome to WildHub! Great to read about your background. During our WildHub festival last week, we started a new activity called WildHub Fika, which may be of interest to you. It's a great way of getting to know our community members. Read more about this here: https://wildhub.community/users/335755-thirza-loffeld/videos/activity-wildhub-fika-get-to-know-your-community

Have a nice day!

Thanks Thirza! 

Comment on Hello, I'm Tom
Jul 09, 2020
Replying to Beth Robinson

Hello Tom! Hope you are well :) 

Hi Beth! Im well thanks, hope all is well with you and Matthew :) 

Comment on Hello, I'm Dani
Jun 22, 2020
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Welcome to WildHub Dani! It's great to have you join our community and lovely to read about your background. Wishing you a good training! 

Hi Daniele. You mentioned that you were living in Seville for 3 months. Were you working at the estación biológica de doñana by any chance? and was it through an organisation called Best?