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NTU GAVE ME THE FREEDOM TO DO THINGS IN WAYS THAT WORK BEST FOR ME.

DR ANTONIO UZAL

Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation

I SEE POSSIBILITIES FOR ANIMALS AND HUMANS TO BETTER COEXIST.

BEFORE I JOINED NTU I WAS A TEACHER AND FREELANCE ECOLOGIST LOOKING FOR A PLATFORM TO FURTHER DEVELOP AND SHARE MY RESEARCH. 

I love the pressure of delivering and getting things done but I also treasure the freedom to solve problems in small teams.

I’m fascinated by how animals from hedgehogs to wolves respond to environmental pressures, and how this affects their level of risk-taking and interactions with other animals and humans. Because I study the impact environments have on animals, I’m aware of the impact our working environments have on our performance. 

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NTU OFFERED ME AN AMAZING ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO DO MY RESEARCH – A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH A CLOSE-KNIT TEAM.

Whether that’s within in the university or when collaborating with great minds around the world, we have a community spirit that means we get things done. We communicate better, we take managed risks, we resolve issues quickly, we share our progress, and we make better discoveries.

WORKING AT NTU AND BEING ABLE TO USE SABBATICALS AND STUDENTSHIP OPPORTUNITIES GIVES ME THE FREEDOM AND TIME TO WORK ON MY RESEARCH AND THE STRUCTURE AND SUPPORT TO BUILD MY OWN RESEARCH TEAM.

It's a big commitment from the University, but it's given me the possibility to realise my potential, further my work and pursue my dreams. 

MY NAME IS ANTONIO UZAL.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation at the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences.

MY NAME IS ANTONIO UZAL.

Dr Uzal obtained his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Spain. Following this he worked as a freelance consultant in wolf conservation in Spain. In the UK Dr Uzal has worked for Reading University and The Game and Wildlife Conservancy Trust studying the impacts of farming on invertebrates biodiversity.

Dr Uzal's doctorate was obtained from Bournemouth University, with his research focused on the ecology and impacts of sika deer (Cervus nippon) on lowland heath plant and animal communities.

Since 2010 Dr Uzal has collaborated as Postdoctoral Researcher with the University of Saskatchewan examining the population dynamics and resource use of feral horses on Sable Island (Nova Scotia, Canada). He has also worked as freelance Adviser for The Deer Initiative. He joined NTU in 2013.

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