News for ECS student members
Updated November 2012
Welcome to the ECS’s students !
Here you can find information about career prospects, useful courses and special student activities during the ECS annual conference.The student representative is the voice of all student members of the ECS. Please contact the current student rep for any queries, comments or suggestions. For the next two years this post is filled by Toby.
More than 50% of the ECS-membership consists of
students. Therefore, in 1996, a new member was elected into
the ECS-council, the Student Representative, who represents
the students of the Society. The student member on the
Council has the status of a full member, not confined to
commenting on student issues.
Every other year a new Student Representative can be elected
at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the ECS
conferences, by the students attending the conference.
Overview over all Student Representatives
1996-1998: Paula Moreno, Portugal
1998-2000: Simon Ingram, Ireland
2000-2002: Ursula Verfuß, Germany
2002-2006: Cristina Beans, Belgium
2006-2008: Kristina Salzer, Germany
2008-2010: Polona Kotnjek, Slovenia
2010-2012: Conor Ryan, Ireland
2012-2014: Toby Rosas da Costa Oliver, UK (Portugal)
Current Student Representative
Dear Students of ECS,
My name is Toby Rosas da Costa Oliver. I am from the UK/Portugal. I have recently finished my Masters in Marine Biology (MMBiol, similar to an MRes) at Bangor University in collaboration with the Countryside Council for Wales. My project was using photo-identification to determine haul-out use and possible associations in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus). I am now working at the Countryside Council for Wales as a Marine Vertebrate Monitoring Ecologist. I basically help monitor the marine mammals of Wales. My main focus is on monitoring grey seals and maintaining their photo-ID database that we have. Coincidentally, if you have ever taken a picture of a seal in Wales, send it to me and I will let you know if it has been seen before, and where!
I was (and still am) very grateful to have been elected Student Representative at the 26th ECS conference in Galway. It is a brilliant opportunity. My main role is to represent the students in the council. Therefore, if there are any issues you have, small or large, that you would like to put forward, let me know. If you have any feedback for the ECS or have any workshop ideas then do let me know. If you have any queries about marine mammal science, internships, volunteer work or any career options, please do not hesitate to ask, I will gladly do my best to help. Looking forward to meeting you in Setubal!
You can get in touch with me by e-mail: email@example.com