Dr Adam Britton
Adam is a British-born zoologist, now an Australian Citizen, who moved to Darwin in 1997 after gaining his Ph.D. studying bat echolocation and feeding ecology from the University of Bristol.
He worked for over 9 years as a Research Officer and then Senior Researcher at Darwin-based Wildlife Management International Pty Ltd run by biologist Dr Grahame Webb. Adam worked on a huge range of both field-based and analysis-based projects for a variety of national and international clients, and was responsible for attracting, organising and working on dozens of television and film projects.
Adam chose to leave in early 2006 to pursue a more focussed direction, and formed Big Gecko shortly thereafter. Adam also created and runs the online crocodilian educational resource crocodilian.com, the crocodile attack database CrocBITE, the Croc Blog, and the CrocLog Podcast. Adam's resumé is available on request.
Erin has spent all of her life in northern Australia, including growing up in the Kimberley exploring remote and wild places. Her experiences have taken her to many and varied destinations from Asia, across Europe, and to the Americas. Erin is interested in the big picture of how wildlife, landscapes, and cultures interact, and she loves working in the wild. She has worked with the Crocodile Management Unit catching and managing crocodiles in Australia's "Top End" with the Northern Territory Government, as a naturalist for national and international tourism companies such as Lindblad Expeditions, and she is a knowledgeable birder.
Erin's broad interest in ecology and exploring diverse locations has led her to some remarkable experiences, such as working as a marine ranger on a remote island in the Caribbean where embracing local culture became just as important as tagging leatherback turtles. Her scientific work has included surveys of miniature "pygmy" freshwater crocodiles in remote escarpment areas, and catching Nile crocodiles for genetic samples in the Okavango Delta.
With Big Gecko, Erin has run a number of research and management projects including working with dozens of international television and film crews.