Conservation Research Analyst
Merlin joined Synchronicity Earth in September 2016 after graduating with a BSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Merlin’s specific academic interests lie in the relationship between conservation and development, with a particular focus on approaches which embrace capacity development and local empowerment. Outside of his academic studies Merlin has a particular interest in ornithology and has travelled across the western Palearctic region from a young age to pursue this hobby. On his native island of Guernsey, he has also been involved in the monitoring of seabird populations, and has published reports and co-authored an academic paper on the subject of seabird conservation. Before joining Synchronicity Earth Merlin also completed an internship with the States of Guernsey Environmental Services Unit working on management plans for the Island’s RAMSAR sites as well as the production of a biodiversity strategy for the Island, and he has also attended a work experience programme at the United Nations Geneva Office.