Currently I am a PhD student at Virginia Tech in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, in Marcella Kelly's lab. She studies jaguars in Belize, and her students work on carnivores all over the world. Check out her awesome students and great camera trap pictures at her website.
For my research on cheetahs I collaborated with the Tanzania Carnivore Project which runs the long term cheetah research project in the Serengeti with support from the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
From 2004-2007 I worked as a research assistant for the Serengeti Cheetah Project (now part of the Tanzania Carnivore Project). My work involved searching the Serengeti plains for cheetahs, identifying them via their spot patterns, recording where they roamed, picking up their poop, and watching their hunts. Dr. Sarah Durant at the Zoological Society of London runs the Serengeti Cheetah Project as part of the Tanzania Carnviore Conservation Project which works to conserve cheetahs and other carnivores in Tanzania. For more information click here.
In 2010 I did a Masters degree at Imperial College London on cheetah hunting behavior with Dr. Sarah Durant and Dr. Nathalie Pettorelli at the Zoological Society of London. We looked at the factors that influence whether a cheetah will have a successful hunt.
Landrovers stuck in the mud is a part of life in the field.