Emma Matthews

Diary of a young conservationist

About me

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect those of my employers.

I’m Emma, an aspiring conservationist from Australia.

At 21, I finished a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Ecology, and honours in conservation genetics at the University of Adelaide.

My quest to become a conservationist has resulted in a handful of different jobs over the past two years, and  some pretty amazing expeditions both here in Australia and further afield.

Places I’ve been!

I’ve been working as a research assistant at the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, a science communication intern at Conservation SA, and running my own tutoring business.   At the end of last year I spent three months chasing lemurs through the jungles of Madagascar with Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. This year I worked with green sea turtles in Malaysia and invertebrates in Honduras!

This blog is about documenting my (prepare yourself for that dreaded word) journey towards becoming a successful scientist.  I’ll be taking you on my travels as an early career researcher, and sharing with you all just how cool being a scientist can be!


One step closer – Graduating with first class honours 2018
Working as a research assistant in Madagascar!
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