Dr Lydia Tiller
Coexistence and Connectivity Specialist
Dr Lydia Tiller joined ATE in January 2023 to focus on human-elephant coexistence and connectivity in the Amboseli ecosystem. Prior to working with us, she spent over a decade working with elephants in Asia and Africa. Lydia worked for Save The Elephants in Tsavo, Kenya as their Research and Science Manager where she coordinated field research and managed an elephant tracking program. She completed her PhD at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. Her research looked at how land-use change in the Trans Mara district in Kenya is driving human-elephant conflict and elephant movement. She also worked in Thailand, studying elephant cognition and carried out her Masters research in Bardia National Park in Nepal. Lydia is an editor for the journal ‘Pachyderm’ which is a specialist journal about elephants and rhinos and she is also a member of the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group.