#08 - Zoologist Dr. Shannon Currie (Leibniz-IZW): incredible bats, life on the move, and mentorship goals
The guest of the last episode of the Marthe Vogt Podcast series is a zoologist Dr. Shannon Currie. She is currrently doing her postdoctoral research in the department of the evolutionary ecology of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.
In the interview, Shannon tells in detail about the questions that drive her research, scientific challenges she faced during her career, and field experiments. She also recalls a moment in an Australian cave that defined her path as a bat scientist and reflects on the hurdles of the research work, pitfalls of the academic system, and what it takes to be a good mentor.