discussion / Early Career  / 23 April 2019


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?

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!

I'm an engineer and product designer working on wildlife conservation technology.
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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 :)


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 :)


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