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DR APRIL J BURT

Aldabra Rat and Cat eradication planning consultant, Seychelles Islands Foundation


I am a biodiversity conservation scientist with over ten years of experience generating evidence through robust science to maximise the effectiveness of environmental management and conservation. My work has spanned multiple disciplines to tackle big problems, including mitigating the impacts of climate change on island ecosystems, tackling plastic pollution and fine-scale species management. I work and thrive in multi-sector collaborations, bringing together expertise to bridge science and action.

 

Associate Researcher, Department of Biology, University of Oxford, April 2022– Present

Aldabra Atoll Management Plan implementation consultant April 2022 – Present

Pre-eradication planning consultant, Seychelles Islands Foundation July 2022 – Present

Team member of project ‘Futures Foresight’, National Geographic Dec 2021 – Present

Team member of Sustainable Seafood Initiative pilot study in Seychelles Aug 2021 – Present  

Aldabra Clean-Up Project Leader, Seychelles Islands Foundation June 2018 – Sep 2020

PhD Environmental Research, University of Oxford 2017 – 2022
IUCN Island Ecosystem Specialist Group Member June 2017 – Present

Aldabra Science Coordinator, Seychelles Islands Foundation, April 2015 – Sep 2017

Conservation Manager, Nature Seychelles, Cousin Island, Seychelles Jan 2013 – Mar 2015

Science Coordinator, Global Vision International, Curieuse Island, Seychelles Jan 2011 – Dec 2012

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