During my research career I have focused on tropical ecology, conservation genetics, and used cutting-edge next-generation sequencing technology to study modern and museum samples of birds for their conservation management. My research has allowed me to advance knowledge about conservation genetics in the context of the interacting environmental and anthropogenic threats. In order to transform this generated scientific knowledge into conservation action, I believe it is essential to communicate with a broader audience via publicly accessible sources and directly with decision makers. Currently, my research focuses on applying forensic genomic techniques for tracking the illegal wildlife trade. At the wider community level, I am a very passionate science communicator and wildlife documentary filmmaker at Wildlife Messengers.