Cats of the Wild podcast interview

Recently I was interviewed by Andy Varvel of the "Cats of the Wild" podcast about what life is like for caracals living on the urban edge of Cape Town. Have a listen! Here is a link to the episode: https://www.catsofthewild.com/episodes/the-city-of-the-caracal and you can also catch it on Apple Podcasts / Spotify /Google Podcasts. We cover … Continue reading Cats of the Wild podcast interview

Another project milestone: first PhD paper published!

I recently hit another milestone by finally getting my first PhD chapter published! It's been a few years in the works. The process started right from simply cataloguing samples, to identifying caracal prey remains from scat and at kill sites, to presenting my preliminary (and then less preliminary!) work, to analysing data, and finally submitting … Continue reading Another project milestone: first PhD paper published!

Starting that stable isotope stuff (finally)

I'm excited to say that I've managed to get going on my third chapter's data collection! We're planning to use stable isotope analysis (SIA) to explore longer-term, integrative trends in Cape Peninsula caracal feeding ecology. Essentially what this means for me is that I'm spending a lot of time with minuscule pieces of hair (again). … Continue reading Starting that stable isotope stuff (finally)