About The Presenter
After graduating with a degree in wildlife and conservation management, Dave took up a position as a wildlife research technician at the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia, USA. While here, he conducted research into the ecology and management of northern bobwhite (quail) on the pineland plantations in southern Georgia and northern Florida. Based at Tall Timbers Research Station, he completed a PhD on the ecology and behaviour of wild and human-imprinted bobwhite chicks a few years later. After returning to the UK, he worked as a Post Doctoral Research Scientist for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust for a few years before deciding to start a wildlife research, management and supplies company called Perdix. To date, Dave has published various peer reviewed papers on a range of topics including wildlife management, animal behaviour, animal welfare and eco-toxicology. In addition to managing Perdix, he still actively continues his applied research, particularly in relation to developing extensive gamebird breeding techniques.