Current team

We are led by Amanda Vincent, Heather Koldewey and Sarah Foster.

At any given time, we have only a few other core staff. Much of our strength comes from international collaborations or our institutional teams. We depend heavily on in-country staff, graduate students from around the world, undergraduate students, volunteers and interns.


Prof. Amanda Vincent
Prof. Heather Koldewey
Dr. Sarah Foster


Regina Bestbier, Research Biologist | Communications Coordinator
Lily Stanton, Research Biologist
Taylor Justason, Research Assistant

Honorary Research Associates

Dr. Lindsay Aylesworth (USA)
Dr. Miguel Correia (Portugal)
Dr. Lucy Woodall (UK)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Xiong Zhang


Elsa Camins, MSc Student
Joana de Capitani, PhD Student
Ema Fatima, PhD Student
Marta Flotats, PhD Student
Kyle Gillespie, PhD Candidate
Adam Hicks, MSc Student
Roshni Mangar, MSc Student
Pax Templeton, MSc Student
Tanvi Vaidyanathan, PhD Candidate

Student staff

Isak Boyd, Summer Research Assistant