To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most.
Dr Sam Franks
I didn’t discover a passion for studying birds until I was in my twenties. After a couple of ornithological fieldwork jobs, I undertook my PhD studying the migration patterns of western sandpipers.
After several years researching waders in the Alaskan Arctic, I joined the BTO as a Research Ecologist, where my interests focus on exploring how our changing environment is influencing bird populations, particularly for waders and long-distance migratory birds. Currently, I am leading elements of the BTO’s breeding wader research, with a particular focus on the curlew. In my spare time, I’m a bird ringer and photographer.”
Find out more about the work of the British Trust for Ornithology here.
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