walking or just being close to nature. I also enjoy experimenting with
new recipes in the kitchen!
Emma holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Marine Environmental
Management and is aiming to work as an environmental consultant on
development projects as she strives to ensure people can live in harmony
with their environment.
I think the aims of Plover Rovers
are vitally important; as we see our environments declining around us we
need to empower everybody to feel they can contribute to protecting
their local environment and by bringing together experts, conservation
organisations and the general public I believe we can achieve a sense of
ownership and empowerment for people to take the health of their local
environment into their own hands.
If it’s patterned I will wear it! You will find me in the water, reading a good book or exploring new ways to cook vegetables.
With an academic background in BSc Environmental Science and a MSc in Environment, Culture and Society Jasmine has an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues and the economic, social and cultural dynamics.
I find immense joy exploring and engaging with coastal environments and its wildlife, and am constantly learning about the natural world I love. I am passionate about enabling accessible nature engagement for everyone, and Plover Rovers allows me to encourage others to experience this love of learning about their marine environment.
A rock pooling, crocheting book-worm
Kristina became fascinated with the marine world as a child watching documentaries on coral reefs and pretending to be a fish and went on to study marine biology and oceanography.
The Plover Rovers are all about engaging with people to create connections to the coast and promote ocean awareness. As someone who has lived by the sea for most of their life, I know just how important our ocean planet is to us all and that’s why I’m thrilled to be part of the team.
I'm a UK scuba diver, love being on a boat, not afraid of a bit of cold water. Dog lover and keen baker.
Meg holds an MSc in Zoology and is currently working as a teaching assistant at a secondary school for special educational needs.
I love exploring the sea, whether it's jumping in for a dive, paddling, or hiking along the coast path. My favourite animal to see is a big blue lobster. I love showing people what's out there in the oceans and want to help make sure our marine life is protected and cherished for generations to come.
Most likely to be found in wetlands photographing flamingos, along coastal paths scouting for
moths, or listening to folk music with a couple of hoppy ales to hand marvelling over whales.
Peter holds an Msc in Animal Behaviour and has looked at something like 60,000 photographs of flamingos for his thesis! He has a deep-rooted interest in conservation and science communication.
Scientific research has played such a pivotal role in my life by educating me about contemporary
conservation concerns. The Plover Rovers’ Talking the Coast project is an opportunity for me help
other have the same connection with science; by spreading knowledge within local communities
about our amazing coastal environments.
I love travelling and being outdoors but am also an avid gamer!
Ollie holds a BSc in Zoology and MSc in Wild Animal Biology. He has spent a fair bit of time between studies traveling. Ollie has a real joy for learning about different cultures and perspectives.
Even if science isn’t your thing, it’s undeniable that we all benefit from the sea and coastline. Whether that be a place to walk your dog, somewhere to go for artistic inspiration, or spend time with your significant other. I strongly believe in collaboration between demographics as a forward-thinking part of conservation. The Plover Rovers’ goal to approach this with a robust scientific base is something that I can truly get behind.
Coffee consumer, intrepid traveller, nature nerd
Alice has worked for several conservation organisations completing research, fieldwork and science communication roles and is now pursuing a master’s in science communication with the University of the West of England.
Plover Rovers is exactly what is needed in today's world. It is more important than ever to connect people to the natural world and as someone who is living in a coastal community, it is clear to see people want to enjoy the marine environment and preserve it. We need to be the communicators and enablers to allow them to do this. The marine environment is precious and delicate, and a collaborative approach needs to be taken for us to enjoy it for years to come.
I enjoy anything to do with the water, sport, animals and the Miami Dolphins (can you see a trend?). I'm also a budding writer and am always up for a beer!
Jay, whose passion has always been marune and coastal conservation, feels strongly that educating people is essential to long term coastal conservation and local people and communities should play a pivotal role in this.
'm at my happiest either on or in the water, be it freshwater or marine and I want people to enjoy it for generations to come and to understand why conservation and protection is so crucial in sustaining this. The Plover Rovers are a great way for me to embrace my passion for the natural environment by helping educate local communities on coastal issues and conservation, whilst also hopefully learning something myself and having loads of fun in the process!
Most content when walking my dog in the countryside, bird watching, swimming in the ocean or drinking gin and tonic!
Molly holds an MSc in Conservation Science and Policy and has a keen interest in community-focussed conservation.
Plover Rovers’ mission to integrate science and society through local engagement in ocean conservation is hugely exciting for me, I am a strong advocate for this approach in tackling marine conservation issues.
Happiest when outdoors, travelling, diving and walking my labra-donkey…but all not before a good coffee!
Katya gained her MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity in Cornwall and spent four years co-creating a student-led environmental education project aimed to inspire children in outdoor settings.
I’m excited to be part of a project that brings marine science to life on our coastal paths. Sometimes science and conservation can feel very removed from our everyday lives. I love how Plover Rovers aims to combat this and strives to inspire communities to feel more connected to our amazing oceans.