Young research leader saving endangered animals to study at Oxford

Smiling Science graduate Emma Dale, holding a red panda.
Since graduating from Griffith University, Emma Dale has been applying her science degree in Nepal and Mongolia, protecting wildlife including the endangered red panda,

A young scientist has received a prestigious John Monash scholarship to attend the University of Oxford.

Emma Dalewill study the behavioural ecology of carnivores with a focus on conservation and preservation.

There have been 147 John Monash Scholars selected to date, all of whom possess significant leadership potential, are outstanding in their chosen fields and aspire to make the world a better place.

Emma has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Conservation with Honours and a University Medal from Griffith.

After working with endangered Red Pandas in Nepal, Emma founded the Red Panda Trust, a conservation venture. She then worked as an ecologist for the Zoological Society of London in Mongolia for fourteen months.

Emma plans to return to Australia to lead research initiatives to protect Australia’s carnivores, including the Tasmanian Devil and Spotted-tail Quolls. These native Australian animals play a vital role in Australia’s food chains and their extinction would unbalance supporting populations with serious implications for Australian ecology.