Biz has always been interested in islands and their ecosystems, particularly birds, reptiles and frogs.
Biz completed an MSc in conservation ecology and has over twenty year’s field experience on invasive species management,
ornithological and herpetological projects on islands. With such experience, Biz has an impressive array of skills which can assist your project,
including project management, invasive species eradication, eradication feasibility assessments, biosecurity plan development,
avian research and management, endemic reptile and amphibian research, management and data analysis.
Biz has led a number eradication projects on islands around the world including in the United Kingdom, Mauritius and Madeira.
She currently runs significant long term studies including an on-going 19-year study on the breeding biology,
population dynamics and at-sea distribution and behaviour of black petrel, and the monitoring of endemic frogs on Marlborough Sounds Islands.