About me

Hello, fellow wildlife enthusiasts! I’m Emma, a zoologist and science communicator with a life-long fascination with the natural world.

From a young age, I loved exploring the great outdoors. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve gazing into rock pools for hours on end during summer holidays in Cornwall, amazed by the colourful world that lived beneath the surface.

My fascination with wildlife led me to enrol on a BSc Zoology degree at the University of Leeds. Following that, I went on to study for a Masters degree in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation at Imperial College London. Shortly after gaining my masters’ degree, I travelled to the Gal├ípagos Islands to join a research team studying the impacts of invasive species on the islands native biodiversity. I also spent 6 months working on Round Island – an uninhabited island 23km off the coast of Mauritius – rewilding giant Aldabra tortoises.

Since my teens, one of my greatest passions is learning new exciting things about wildlife and sharing them with others. This deep curiosity and love of communicating about the natural world stayed with me and became one of my main hobbies at university and beyond. I managed to chase this passion and landed some incredible opportunities alongside my work as a scientist. I managed to secure a spot on a highly competitive work placement scheme with the BBC, where I worked as a documentary researcher in their science department. I also worked as a science writer for a popular science magazine and presented my own hour-long, weekly wildlife show on Leeds Student Radio. In 2017, I was highly commended in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Blogger Awards. I eventually bagged a full-time job as a Content Producer for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust based on the beautiful island of Jersey in the English Channel.

Along the way, I set up my website and YouTube Channel to share the weird and wonderful things I learn about the natural world and create a community of fellow wildlife enthusiasts. In today’s digital world, I believe social media can be a powerful tool to bring together communities and inspire positive change for the planet. With that in mind, I hope to inspire others to appreciate the natural wonders of our world, and fuel a desire to explore it alongside me. And so here we are. Now you know who I am, I would love to know who you are. So join the adventure, and reach out to me on social media as I love meeting like-minded people. Together, let’s discover the world’s wildlife!

If you would like to get in touch, email me at emma@emmacaton.co.uk

Join Wildlife Weekly

Discover the world's wildlife with me in my weekly newsletter. Sign up below to join our growing community of natural history enthusiasts!

    We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.
    %d bloggers like this: