Alex joins the Pest Free Kaipātiki team straight off the back of
completing his PhD in wildlife epidemiology. His research focused on
using population genetic methods to monitor and understand the health
of wild passerine (perching bird or songbirds) populations.
Prior to his PhD, Alex’s career in conservation and ecology has been varied, working with conservation programmes and research projects in South America, Africa and New Zealand, including the role of the Kauri Dieback Ambassador for Pest Free Kaipātiki back in 2017.
Alex’s interest in nature extends beyond his profession, spending much
of his free time in the bush also. He is an avid tramper, climber,
and trail runner and is always keen to get out and see more of this
He is looking forward to getting stuck into Pest Free Kaipātiki’s
buffer project and engaging in efforts to conserve the regional flora
and fauna. He is excited to be working with an organisation that
emphasises an active approach to conservation and works closely with
the local community.