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ABOUT Claire

Ruby Finlen


✉ claire.stewart [at]

Masters Student

I’m from Scotland originally where I studied a B.Sc. in Zoology at the University of St Andrews. While completing my undergraduate degree I worked as a scientific research assistant on Drosophila species learning behaviour in Professor Mike Ritchie’s lab and on stickleback fish learning behaviour at the Scottish Oceans Institute with Dr Carl Smith. I’ve also worked on an environmental impact statement while completing an environmental science internship at BP, and have worked as a field research assistant with the Large Marine Vertebrate Project (LAMAVE) in the Philippines studying the ecology of mobulid and manta rays.


I am currently studying a Masters in Conservation Science at the University of Queensland being supervised by A/Prof James Watson, Dr Ayesha Tulloch (ANU) and Dr Lucie Bland (UniofMelbourne). My research is focused on prioritising IUCN Red List data deficient mammals for field surveys by quantifying the relative cost-effectiveness of using alternative monitoring methods.

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