Note published!

The African Journal of Ecology has made my latest publication available on Early View. You can view it here. The note describes an interesting behavior that I observed at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in 2012 while conducting fieldwork for my dissertation. I came across a female Grant’s gazelle with a newborn fawn. The pair was soon attacked […] Read more

Grant awarded

This week I was awarded a grant from the University of Konstanz Zukunftskolleg’s Investment Program. This program provides funding to early career researchers to purchase equipment for their projects. I applied for funding to purchase a used car for use as a field vehicle in Kenya. A good field vehicle is absolutely indispensable for my […] Read more

UAV Training

Yesterday I went with some of my lab mates to the Sensefly manufacturing and training facility in Lausanne, Switzerland. We spent the day learning to operate the Sensefly eBee mapping drone. This drone has a variety of potential applications, but I am planning to use it to create 3D models of the landscapes in which […] Read more

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship awarded

I recently found out that my application for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship was successful! This competitive fellowship supports promising research in a wide range of fields and promotes mobility of researchers across international borders. The fellowship will allow me to extend my postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology for a further two years. Information […] Read more

Blair Hosts @Biotweeps

Back in November I had the opportunity to host @BioTweeps, a rotating curator Twitter account. Each week, a different biologist takes the reins and talks research and life as a scientist to an audience of 6,000+ followers. I had a great time hosting, although I found it hard to get any actual science work in […] Read more