Questionnaire: Eva Meyers

Your title, name, place of work (Bonn or Hamburg)
MSc, Eva Meyers, Bonn

What is your current position/function at our institute?
PhD Student, ztm (Centre for Taxonomy and Morphology)

sharks, ecology, conservation

Can you please describe your research in general terms?
My main focus is to do science for conservation. I co-founded the Angel Shark Project (a collaboration between the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig and Zoological Society of London) in order to secure the future of Critically Endangered angel sharks throughout their range. We have expanded from the Canary Islands, where the project started, to other areas in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. My research includes looking at shark ecology and biology using multiple tools (citizen science, tagging, genetics, etc.). We then use this information to inform and shape conservation and management strategies.

In which countries did you work and/or perform(ed) your research projects?
Spain (Canary Islands), Libya, Greece, Croatia, UK

For further information and/or social media please click here:
Twitter: @angelshark2014
Facebook: @angelsharkproject

Do you have a recommendation for young scientists in your field of study and for their career?
Try as many things as you can, don’t feel “too qualified” to clean fieldwork equipment, be open-minded and don’t be scared to start your own project/initiative! If you truly believe in yourself and your work things will eventually fall into place. NEVER let others put you down nor tell you that your ideas are overambitious.

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