Live + Q&A - Thursday 16th July 2020 - 7pm (GMT+1)
“Face your fears – What I've learnt from reptiles and amphibians"
Join wildlife biologist and educator Dillon Jones, who recently returned from a 9 month jungle mission in Belize, to get more familiar with the unknown. He'll share the highlights of his extreme adventure with us, and teach us some useful "must know" facts of the behaviour of snakes, lizards, turtles and many more. He will also cover the concept of understanding the connection between different areas of the wild and the basics of ethical photography.
Dillon Jones is a wildlife biologist, herpetologist, educator, and content creator whose current research focuses on the evolutionary history of Central American reptiles and amphibians.
A large portion of his work has focused on Belizean wildlife where he has radio-tracked mud turtles through the jungle, searched for tadpoles along mountain streams, and surveyed hundreds of individual animals for his research.
Dillon completed his undergraduate degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University and is currently in the Evolutionary Biology graduate program at San Diego State University.
Dillon also believes that research is a three-part cycle of learning, doing, and teaching; a belief he showcases through his work with science communication, research education, and outreach.
He hopes that by sharing his research, adventures, and experience with wildlife, he can increase our understanding of the natural world.