Take a minute to meet David Hetherington, who you heard in the Scottish Wildcat podcast. Learn what he loves about science. David would like to hear from you. Submit your questions here and check back for answers in the coming weeks.Click on photos to see a larger version and captions
Where do you work?
Cairngorms Wildcat Project, based at the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scotland
What do you study?
Working with others to understand more about the conservation status and ecology of the Scottish wildcat, and develop ways in which the public can help tackle the threats the species faces
What are three titles you would give yourself?
restoration ecologist, dreamer, Scotsman
What do you like to do when you are not working?
Walk around the Scottish Highlands and dream up of ways of restoring its ecosystems. I enjoy watching films and also take very seriously my role as a taster and consumer of friends’ cooking.
What do you like most about science?
Plugging the gaps in our understanding, communicating discoveries to the world, whipping up public enthusiasm for the natural world, and changing perspectives along the way.