Talia Speaker @taliaspeaker She/her I'm the WILDLABS Research Lead at WWF-US Groups Early Career Welcome to the Early Career group. In a few sentences, please introduce yourself, your background, and your areas of interest. What brings you to the community? What are your hopes for this group? Expand all Collapse all Oldest first Latest first Most popular Talia Speaker @TaliaSpeaker | She/her I'm the WILDLABS Research Lead at WWF-US 23 April 2019 4:00pm Hi all! My name is Talia Speaker and I'm the WILDLABS Intern based at WWF in Washington, DC. I graduated from Scripps College last year with a degree in organismal biology and will start a masters in global conservation leadership at Colorado State University this fall. I've used camera traps and radio telemetry to study large mammal ecology and human-wildlife conflict in Tanzania and California, and more recently dabbled in some automated species recognition work. I'm looking forward to connecting with you all and brainstrorming how WILDLABS can better serve this early career crew! 3 Replies eloloroy 23 April 2019 4:00pm Hi Talia, How did you get to study large mammal in Tanzania and California? Are there organizations that I could contact ? I'm finishing my degree in ecology and I would want to join a research group or an organization that work with large mammals. Thank you! Éloïse Talia Speaker 23 April 2019 4:00pm Hi Eloise, It certainly depends where you are and what exactly your skills/interests are, but we've started this collection of job boards that members including myself have used to find relevant opportunities. I'd suggest checking those out! If you're finishing a degree it can also be helpful to talk to professors about connections they may have in your area of interest. Talia eloloroy 23 April 2019 4:00pm Hi Talia, Thanks for the reply! I should have been more specific, my bad! I already know all those job boards because I had consult them weekly for more than a year. The jobs that I found with large mammals (research projects or rehabilitation) are mostly internships where you need to pay a fee to work there. I would like to develop experience in that particular taxa, mainly in research projects, but I can't afford to pay a fee. I was wondering if that was the case where you worked in Tanzania, because that is a country where I would really like to work. If not, could you give me the name of the project, so I can check it? Thanks, Éloïse X Reply Akiba @Freaklabs I'm an engineer and product designer working on wildlife conservation technology. 27 April 2019 6:22am Hi everyone. I'm Akiba from FreakLabs. I'm an experienced engineer but new to wildlife conservation technology. As I'm still learning a lot of things about this field, please feel free to ask me or private message me any questions you might have regarding technology, especially regarding wireless, sensors, IoT, and data acquisition :) Akiba Reply X Reply Isabella @Isabella_M 27 April 2019 9:56pm Hi! I am Isabella from UCL, I am a MPA Digital Technologies and Public Policy candidate. I want to enter the field on wildlife conservation technology. My work is mainly in public policy design, research, problem structuring methods, working with data visualisation in R, Excel and QGIS, I also work a lot with IOT, Big Data and standards. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments :) Isa Reply X Reply Carly Batist @carlybatist | she/her PhD student-passive acoustic monitoring with lemurs in Madagascar; Science Outreach Coordinator-Rainforest Connection (RFCx) 19 April 2020 8:10pm Hi all, I am a PhD student in primatology at the CUNY Graduate Center (Hunter Primate Molecular Ecology Lab: www.hunterpmel.org), and part of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP). My research interests lie broadly in non-human primate social behavior and vocal communication. My PhD dissertation research is on the form and function of vocal communication in ruffed lemurs (Varecia spp.) and how acoustic technology/passive acoustic monitoring can be used in the conservation of these Critically Endangered species. I conduct my research out of PMEL's Mangevo site in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. I just did a pilot study with ARUs last year but my stats expertise is not that great so anyone who wants to team up on ML/big data with a bioacoustic dataset please reach out! All the best, Carly Batist Reply X Reply Want to share your own conservation tech experiences and expertise with our growing global community? Login or register to start posting!