Ms Rosie Victoria Gerolemou

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

2018 - Researching human interactions with carnivores in rural Costa Rican landscapes.

2016-17 - Ecosystem monitoring and spatial analysis of reforested plots in the Atlantic rainforest, Brazil.

2014-16 - M.Sc Geography, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa: Investigating the suitability of remote sensing technologies for prioritizing invasive tree management.

2012-13 - Exploring human-wildlife conflict in Namibia: Evaluating livestock predation by carnivores & Surveying for pangolin awareness.

2011 - Examining concerns around the over-population of elephants around Kruger Park, South Africa.

2010-14 - B.Sc (Hons) Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, UK.

Research | Current

New Zealand has one of the world’s highest rates of species extinction, largely due to introduced mammalian predators. Rats are some of the worst invaders and have contributed to the dramatic decline of many native bird species. Therefore, it has become increasingly important to manage rodent populations to reverse this decline.

My research aims to investigate the social and ecological effects of rodent trapping in Auckland by looking at
1) the fledging success of the New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) in areas with and without trapping,
2) if participation in trapping affects people’s attitudes towards large-scale predator control, 
3) the significance of trapping for urban forest fragments.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Margaret Stanley

Dr James Russell

Areas of expertise

Human-wildlife conflict

Invasive species

Predator control

GIS

Contact details

Primary office location

THOMAS BUILDING - Bldg 110
Level 1, Room 110
3 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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