I'm Madi, a behavioural ecologist, science communicator and marine photographer from South Wales.
My experience is a mix of academic research, biodiversity restoration, community engagement, project management and events/campaign coordination. Currently, I manage a variety of community-scale biodiversity conservation projects including the creation of a new Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in Swansea, Plastic Free Mumbles and Mumbles Community Orchard Restoration Project.
My broad academic interests lie in behavioural ecology (social ecology and evolution) biodiversity restoration, sustainable management and integrating social, cultural and economic strategies into landscape-scale conservation.
More specifically, I am interested in 1) how human activity and changing environmental conditions are impacting species resilience and 2) the best possible practice to integrate social-ecological systems into large landscape conservation and action (e.g., community and stakeholder engagement, impact and combining environmental data to real world social and economic values).
Ultimately, I am a conservationist with an optimistic and solution-based approach. I love nothing more than collaborative work that champions change for nature and combines natural and social sciences. I work directly in citizen science, environmental management, stakeholder engagement and environmental outreach and science communication.
quick facts about me
5+ years of higher education, international research and field experience with renowned and globally recognised research, governmental and NGO's
Featured with BBC Wales, BBC Spotlight, The Wildlife Trusts, Lizzie Daly’s Earth Live Lessons & Earth Minutes
Commissioned Photographer, worked alongside BBC and Nat Geo Filmmakers