Kate Downes

I’m interested in urban ecology and how people and wildlife interact. How people perceive birds in urban areas is of particular interest and trying to understand how we can get people reconnected with nature. I am currently planning my MSc thesis on documenting urban wildlife within the city of Bristol using camera trapping methods however due to the current situation  I’m looking at a desk-based alternative project that focuses on understanding how people in Bristol interact with birds and how this compares to the species richness and abundance that is actually present in the areas they live.