Management of the invasive lionfish Pterois Volitans in Honduras through the study of behaviour and ecology
I achieved a First Class BA (Hons) Biological Sciences degree from the University of Oxford. I was awarded a First for my final year project: “Diet preference changes with depth in the invasive lionfish Pterois volitans in Utila, Honduras”.
My final year project involved six weeks of fieldwork in Honduras. During this time I learnt about, and subsequently carried out: lionfish dissections (including stomach content analysis), SCUBA-based lionfish abundance surveys using belt transects, and also stereo-video footage analysis.
Grants and awards
2016 St Anne’s College Graduate student travel grant
2016 Mary Somerville Prize (for achieving a First Class degree)
2015 Beilby Scholarship in Biological Sciences (for achieving a First in year two exams)
2015 Mike Soper and Jimmy Elliott Memorial Fund (travel grant)
2015 Crowther Fund (travel grant)
2014 Beilby Scholarship in Biological Sciences (for achieving a First in year one exams)
2014 Somerville College Prize (for achieving a First in year one exams)
2014 Crowther Fund (travel grant)
I am currently in the planning stage of my DPhil, however, my broad research theme is the western Atlantic lionfish invasion.
Andradi-Brown DA, Head CEI, Exton DA, Hunt CL, Hendrix A, Gress E, Rogers AD (2017) Identifying zooplankton community changes between shallow and upper-mesophotic reefs on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Caribbean. Peer J 5:e2853