After Thomas’s experience in Namibia he was determined to return to Africa and decided to go down the path of conservation scientific research.Thomas was lucky enough to secure a position as a Project Manager and Research Assistant in the Guassa Mountains of Ethiopia.
He told us: “My Animal behaviour and welfare degree helped me when applying for Guassa research project manager position by showing to the employers I have experience researching animal behaviour and ecology; but the biggest help was my dissertation. Being able to show you are able to conduct independent research is great when applying for research positions.
“I will be camping in the mountains the Gelada baboons inhabit at around 3600m above sea level” said Thomas “The research I am conducting is part of an ongoing project that is run by Dr. Peter J. Fashing and Dr. Nga Nguyen, both professors at California state University, Fullerton.”
To find out more about the research project visit: http://anthro.fullerton.edu/gelada/