NATALIE RHOADES

postgraduate student, Edinburgh Napier University

About NATALIE RHOADES

I am an MSc postgraduate student at Edinburgh Napier University studying Wildlife Biology and Conservation - my thesis is about English native and invasive freshwater shrimp substrate preferences, population changes, and implications for biotic index accuracy! I'm from California, having studied Marine Biology at the University of California San Diego and have lab experience regarding fish egg genomics and coral and algal photomosaic identification. I've spent the last three years in Monterey, California interning and volunteering for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Program field research team, volunteering in a squid lab at Hopkins Marine Station, as well as working as a naturalist on a woman owned-and-operated whale watching outfit! I am deeply passionate about the communication of science with the public, especially with children and folks who have not been exposed to conservation education. My career is yet-to-begin but I hope it is somehow part of the link between the "doing" of science and the public's "caring" about science.

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

Not applicable/Not currently employed

Areas of expertise

Species Management Research Education & training Monitoring and evaluation

Would you be willing to mentor others in your area(s) of expertise?

Not applicable

Would you be be interested in being mentored?

Yes

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Rooms participated in:

WildTeam PMWC September/October 2020