Shedding light on bat behaviour: conservation research project

Research Team

Dr Emma Stone

me Emma initated the project in 2007 as part of her PhD at the University of Bristol. She completed her PhD in March 2011 and received a Nerc Project Grant to continue the project until 2016. Emma and Professors S. Harris and G. Jones will lead the project which aims to build on previous research and assess the impact of lighting on spatial and emergence behaviour of bats, and assess the impact of new technologies on insects (PhD project, see Andy Wakefield below). Emma's focus is applied conservation biology. Emma has worked in conservation research for over 13 years with an emphasis on human-wildlife conflict.

You can find out more about Emma and her research here.

Andy Wakefield - PhD Student

Andy Andy was the project field assistant in the season of 2009 and 2010 and undertook the Cornwall Invest to Save Project funded by PTES. He graduated with a Biology degree from the University of Bristol in 2008 and is due to commence his NERC funded PhD with the B&L Research project in December 2012. Andy will be investigating the the imapct of lighting on insects using an experimental approach.

Jason Stone - Research Assistant

Jason Jason was the field assistant during the first field season of 2008. He has worked extensively in field based projects, with a military background he has plenty of experience in field logistics and coordination. He has worked for two years in Africa at a wildlife park and sanctuary and also as Logistics Coordinator on a Born Free Baboon Reintroduction Project in the remote Lunga Luswishi area of Kafue National Park, Zambia.

He is a qualified ski instructor and guide, spending winter seasons snowboarding and paraponting in the alps.