Each year we host undergraduate placement students on ecology, conservation and IT-related degrees, offering them the opportunity to take part in important game and wildlife conservation research. Both our Scottish Lowlands team and our Scottish Demonstration Farm at Auchnerran host students, even during the pandemic, and this year is no different.
First are Tanith and Holly, who started with the Scottish Lowlands team a few weeks ago. Tanith (left) is studying Zoology with Animal Behaviour at Bangor University and Holly is studying Biology at the University of Exeter. Both will mainly be working on the PARTRIDGE project as well as some smaller projects.
Meanwhile, at the Game & Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm, we have Amy and Gemma. Amy (right), is from Dorset, studying BSc Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Management at Harper Adams University. Her main interests include Scottish lowland and upland management, British wildlife conservation, and African big game. Gemma (left), is studying BSc Environmental Management with a placement year at the University of Reading. She is from South Devon and her main interests focus on the impacts of humans on the natural environment.