ECOLOGIST

Qualifications:
BSc Biology, University of the West of England, 2017-2020
MSc Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Queen Mary University of London, 2021-2022

Ikaros is a dedicated ecologist with a solid educational background, holding a BSc in Biology from the University of the West of England and an MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Queen Mary University of London.

Throughout his academic studies, Ikaros actively engaged in projects centred around conservation, animal behaviour, and captive welfare. His academic journey nurtured a profound interest in unravelling natural relationships and evolutionary adaptations that foster balanced ecosystems. During his Master’s degree, he studied the visual mechanisms responsible for spatial memory and navigation in bumblebees and provided novel evidence for necrophagic dung beetles in the Paleotropics during his field trip to Borneo. Alongside his academic pursuits, he has obtained certification as a SCUBA diver (PADI Open Water).

His primary research interests centre around animal behaviour, coral bleaching and its impacts, and the sustainable development of coastal communities.

Contact at iksavva@merresearch.com