Senior Research Fellow
Sam has an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation and a PhD in Ecology, both from the University of Exeter. His PhD thesis, completed in 2010, examined the reproductive ecology of green turtles nesting at Ascension Island. Sam returned to Ascension in 2011 with his wife, Nicola, to carry out a status assessment of the Island’s marine turtles. He currently works for Ascension Island Government Conservation Department where he is managing a Darwin Initiative-funded project to develop and implement a Biodiversity Action Plan for the Island. He has wide-ranging interests in island ecology, conservation science and biodiversity policy.