Victoria Franks


I began working with hihi in 2014, when I started my PhD at the University of Cambridge and Zoological Society of London (supervised by Dr Rose Thorogood and Dr John Ewen). I am interested in how young hihi use social relationships when learning new behaviours, and how this may be important for conservation, when translocating groups to new sites. To assist this research, I am using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags as a new monitoring system in the hihi population on Tiritiri Matangi Island.