Tyler Murray-Ramcharan

Research Interests

My pronouns are he/him

My DPhil research builds on my interdisciplinary background, incorporating elements of conservation biology, astrobiology, and advanced technology. The proposed project aims to harness the potential of AI-powered drones alongside frontier remote sensing techniques, including hyperspectral imaging and biosignature detection, to revolutionize our ability to track elusive felids in challenging environments. By applying these techniques, we may be able to improve our understanding of felid populations, behaviour and habitat use to achieve favourable outcomes in human-wildlife conflict and anti-poaching through predictive risk mapping. This research aims to not only advance conservation biology but to contribute valuable insights in astrobiology, which may find applications in the search for life beyond our planet.