Amy Dutton

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I undertook a degree in Environmental Biology at Plymouth University, which included a module on plant and animal ID which was the first time I looked at invertebrates in any great detail. After graduating, I volunteered, then worked, for Stoke City Council Countryside Team where I undertook practical conservation in a variety of habitats. I also led public events and school visits, and enjoyed promoting invertebrates through pond dips, bug hunts and other activities which give people hands-on experience with nature. This led to a greater interest in invertebrates and I went on to do a Masters Degree in Invertebrate Ecology and Conservation at Staffordshire University. Shortly after gaining my Masters I successfully applied for the role as Spiky Yellow Woodlouse Project Manager, for the St Helena National Trust. For this role, I completed a Darwin Plus funded project, focussing on improving knowledge of this Critically Endangered species and undertook associated habitat restoration work. Recently I have taken on the role of Invertebrate Project Manager for the St Helena National Trust to work towards the completion of the 'Securing the future of St Helena's endemic invertebrates' Darwin Plus project currently running on the island


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