- A403, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Miss Felicity Wynne
Teaching and Support Assistant
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
PhD Candidate studying the ecology of amphibian and reptile pathogens in tropical systems
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
I am currently teaching and supervising undergraduate students during their laboratory-based final projects. I also support and demonstrate on a variety of undergraduate classes, including molecular ecology, microbiology, plant physiology and evolutionary biology laboratory practicals. In addition, I have facilitated problem based learning sessions and written exam questions for Wild Animal Biology MSc students.
I have a broad interest in wildlife disease epidemiology and its importance to conservation. My research to date has specifically focused on amphibian and reptile diseases. For my PhD I have been researching two infectious pathogens (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Ranavirus) of conservation concern from amphibians and reptiles in tropical systems. I have mainly focused on Costa Rican amphibians and reptiles from the Area de Conservation Guanacaste, which have undergone severe population declines, but have also worked on endangered Australian amphibians.