My name is Fez and I am an ecologist. As a field scientist, I am interested in collecting and analysing data to further understand terrestrial ecosystems (predominantly tropical), with a particular focus on soil biodiversity, community interactions , biogeography and evolution. I am hugely excited about observing patterns in behaviour and evaluating abiotic components, such as soil type or El Niño. How will environmental and ecological systems respond to climate change and global warming?
Lab-based skills I have gained include genetic techniques to understand resistance management in pest insects, and detection of chemical pesticides in the environment using spectroscopy (NMR and IR). I am always curious to learn new quantitative analyses, and enjoy tinkering with new code in R-studio!
I am passionate about scientific research and teaching. As a former outreach student from East London, I am a strong advocate for equality in education (women, ethnic diversity, LGBTQ) and learning. In my spare time I enjoy being in nature and hiking, as well as cooking and playing the violin!
Here is an interactive map of where ecology has taken me so far!