Dr. Robin Whytock

Dr. Robin Whytock

Post Doctoral Research Assistant

Robin gained his doctorate in Ecology at the University of Stirling in 2018, where he investigated how landscape-scale woodland restoration affects bird communities. Prior to this he worked in Cameroon for almost a decade studying mammal and bird communities in the Ebo forest landscape. He began working in Gabon in 2018 as a research scientist with the National Parks Agency, where he led the EU-funded Lopé-Waka Biomonitoring Project - one of the largest biodiversity monitoring efforts undertaken in Central African forests.

Robin’s research focuses on using cutting-edge technological solutions to understand and predict how forest biodiversity responds to environmental change, and to understand how wild resources can be managed sustainably. He has published on a wide range of topics around ecology and biodiversity conservation, including using artificial intelligence for analysing wildlife images collected by camera traps and understanding how climate-driven declines in fruit availability affect forest elephants.