Bastian works closely with the Business Development team and the Science team to facilitate knowledge transfer between the two. Bastian helps to identify emerging client requirements, develop matching products and provide support for field study design and interpretation of results.
Postdoc in environmental metagenomics at CIBIO-InBIO, PhD in Zoology and PgDipSci in Wildlife Management from the University of Otago, BSc in Natural Science from Trinity College Dublin.
Bastian has studied and worked in the ecological sector for 20 years. He started as an ecological consultant producing environmental impact assessments for major national developments. During his PhD and postdoc positions he focussed on molecular diet analysis of invasive or threatened species, ranging from cheetahs to toads to scorpions. He also led projects on the detection of fauna and flora from aquatic eDNA, with each study involving both ecological data acquisition and eDNA method development. Bastian has contributed to multiple scientific publications and has supervised 4 MSc and 2 PhD students, and now brings this wealth of experience to NatureMetrics.