Beth Bridge

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PhD Student at the University of Edinburgh & Scotland’s Rural College Agroforestry Biodiversity, Bioacoustics & Bats, Freshwater Ecology

Committee member role: Ordinary Member

My PhD focuses on agroforestry and its potential to improve habitat for bats in Scotland. I use bioacoustics and passive acoustic monitoring methods, and I’m particularly interested in the improvement of these methods for surveying agricultural woodland.

I also aim to understand land manager perceptions of agroforestry in Scotland and identify how policy & grants can work for both the environment and farmers.

Before starting my PhD, I studied human-wildlife conflict between urban foxes and humans and I worked as a macroinvertebrate taxonomist & freshwater ecologist. You can still find me kicking about in streams for bugs during one of my guest MSc lectures at the University of Edinburgh & SRUC, where I get to fulfil my passion for effective and fun science communication.

Twitter: BethBridge6

Beth Bridge (BSc, MSc (R)) | The University of Edinburgh

Beth Bridge — SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College

Check out my wood pasture inspired art: The April Art Gallery | Journal of Ecology Blog (