- A403, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Miss Felicity Wynne
Teaching and Support Assistant
School of Biological & Marine Sciences (NC) (Faculty of Science & Engineering (NC))
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.