My name is Emily Gregg and I am a researcher investigating ways to improve messaging for threatened species conservation. I have a particular interest in improving engagement strategies with so-called “non-charismatic” species, including reptiles, amphibians, rodents, bats, invertebrates, and plants.
I am currently a PhD student with the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group at RMIT University. I am lucky enough to be supervised by Dr Georgia Garrard (ICON), Prof Sarah Bekessy (ICON), Dr Jenny Robinson (School of Media and Communications, RMIT), and Dr Jenny Martin (University of Melbourne).
I have a Master of Science (Zoology) from the University of Melbourne, where I investigated the feasibility of a waterless barrier to halt cane toad spread in Western Australia, working with the wonderful Dr Ben Phillips and Dr Reid Tingley.
I have also been lucky enough to intern at Arid Recovery, where I spent over three months pitfall trapping for small reptiles and mammals, catching bilbies, checking camera traps, and getting extraordinarily excited about Greater Stick-nest Rat tracks in the red sand.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, running, hiking, volunteering to get my fieldwork fix and scrawling out to-do lists doomed never to be seen again.
If you would like to discuss my research or potential case studies/collaborations please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org, or catch me on Twitter @SciEms.
(All photos posted on here are taken by myself, unless noted otherwise.)