Pete Guest Award Nomination

I’m utterly honoured and humbled to have been nominated for the 2019 Pete Guest Award for outstanding contribution to bat conservation. In the end, the amazing Gail Armstrong won the award (utterly well deserved as Gail is an inspiration in the bat conservation world). But just being nominated is an incredible accolade and I’m so grateful. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, many of whom have been working on the Urban Bat Project for over 3 years.


1st Prize at Annual Research Conference

Yesterday I won 1st prize in the Scientific Poster Competition at the University of Wolverhampton Annual Research Conference #ARC2019 for my poster titled “Challenging Common Misconceptions about Urban Wildlife” about my research into the use of urban fringe woodlands by bats. You can check out the poster on ResearchGate here: Emily Elwell, also from UoW won second place! Our colleague Ed O’Malley presented a poster on his work with caecilians and Remi Martin gave a talk on his work with lizards, so Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation research at the university was really well-represented yesterday. I was very proud of our team! I want to thank my supervisors Lynn Besenyei, Chris Young and Simon Maddock as well as our other colleagues in #ABWCJournalClub – Stefano Vaglio, Mark O’Shea, Kate Tobin and Jordan Champ for being there to support us.


Morgan has been invited to speak at the 2019 International Bio Acoustics Congress in Brighton this year! She’ll be talking about the use of EchoMeter Touch 2 Pro detectors (provided by the amazing folks at Wildlife Acoustics through their Scientific Product Grant) to track the movements of Daubenton’s bats (Myotis daubentonii) along linear features.Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak WaltonThanks for joining me!