Did you know that Chester Zoo has a science team?
Our scientists work in conjunction with our animal teams and EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) in ensuring the correct breeding and management decisions are made for each species. This introductory one-day course is designed for people looking to gain knowledge and skills in conservation physiology. We will take you through how our endocrinology lab works, how we collect data and how this data is then utilised. You will have time to develop your own analytical skills, listen to our specialist case studies and work through real-world scenarios that place you in the driving seat of a conservation programme
Date: Thursday 29 April
MEET THE EXPERTS…
Dr Katie Edwards
As Lead Conservation Scientist for Biomarker Research & Development, Katie is responsible for refining Chester Zoo’s endocrinology toolkit, a methodology that provides our evidence base for wildlife population management.
Dr Veronica Cowl
As a Reproductive Biology Coordinator, Veronica acts as our bridge with other European institutions, leading internationally collaborative research projects that answer the continuously evolving questions of reproductive management strategy.