Professor Dawn Scott is Head of School within Life Sciences at Keele University. She leads the Earthwatch Rhino project at Mankwe, in South Africa and her research focus is on mammal ecology, biodiversity and behaviour.
“I'm interested in human-wildlife conflict and how humans and wildlife can coexist. The rhinos are a very good example of that—of how a species is being exploited and how we don't really value this species within its environment and instead how we value it as a commodity. So what really made this project start to come together is the urgency.”
"I really enjoy working with Earthwatch Volunteers, their passion and enthusiasm is infectious and gives the whole of the research team huge boost, even though what we are working on is in response to a global tragedy. Their support keeps us going!"