About Sophie May Watts
Sophie has graduated from the University of Southampton with a first class in BSc (Hons) Biology and is now studying MSc Wildlife Management and Conservation at the University of Reading. Her animal husbandry experience extends from domestic to big cats with everything in between and she has worked in the field with the Scottish Beaver Trial, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and Liga para a Protecção da Natureza. As an aspiring wildlife conservation biologist Sophie is continually seeking opportunities to expand her knowledge and skill base, particularly focusing on mammalian carnivores.
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Isle of Rum

August 3, 2017 2

I’m almost finished my Master’s degree and thought it would be nice to take time out of writing my dissertation to write about my dissertation. As an aspiring wildlife biologist, I intend to combine my […]


Gotta catch ‘em all!

July 19, 2016 0

I’m embracing the launch of Pokémon Go by using this as an opportunity to link Pikachu to biology. Everyone knows the Pokémon lyrics ‘Gotta catch ‘em all!’’ and can relate to this sentiment, especially in […]


Giant plants, giant problems!

June 22, 2016 0

Nothing makes fieldwork more amusing that shouting ‘Hang on, I’ll use myself for scale!’ when trying to photograph giant invasive plants. This summer I am working on the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust […]


What’s the lynx with rabbit poo?

May 16, 2016 1

‘How to discuss lynx using a tenuous link between Portuguese and UK rabbit data sets’ This was scientifically translated to ‘Rabbit haemorrhagic disease and myxomatosis: Disease dynamics and mortality in European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus in […]


Predation in (Chest) Waders

March 18, 2016 1

I wasn’t quite sure what was expected from a predation research student at first; I soon found out it was the ability to laugh at oneself while chest deep in river water surrounded by cows. […]