Zoologist and Veterinarian (Universities of London and Cambridge) with wide experience in monitoring endangered species using non-invasive and cost-effective techniques. Particular interest in the linking of traditional ecological knowledge to technology for cross-cultural collaboration and community development, and engaging broad discussion of human and animal ethics into this field.
With WildTrack co-found Sky Alibhai, developed the WildTrack footprint identification technique (FIT) that won the Smithsonian Computerworld Awards prize in the Environment, Energy and Agriculture category in 2002. WildTrack's Mission is now to help develop more sustainable community-based monitoring strategies to deal with the twin issues of illegal killing of wildlife and human:wildlife conflict mitigation, through better monitoring. FIT software runs in JMP data visualisation software, and has other potential application in law-enforcement, security, biometrics research, environmental impact assessments, medical sciences and wildlife forensics.
Specialties: footprint identification of endangered and elusive species, wildlife monitoring consultancy, non-invasive monitoring techniques; statistical analysis of footprint data, biometrics in wildlife monitoring, ethics in conservation science.
WildTrack publications: https://wildtrack.org/conservationfit/publications/