Yale School of the Environment
B.S., 2022, Zayed University, Environmental Science and Sustainability
As I have always been interested in mammal conservation, my proposed research project would be targeted toward this subject in the context of the UAE. I aim to study the complement of mammals that are going to be threatened if the country continues to destroy natural habitats at an alarming rate. The end result would provide me with details on whether the country will have viable habitats for animal conservation, and if not, what realistic solutions could be proposed.
I worked on my undergraduate research thesis with Dr. Brigitte Howarth which involved studying Arabian Spiny Mice (Acomys dimidatus) in a desert ecosystem (United Arab Emirates). Data collection methods included using trap, capture, and as well as owl pellet dissection and analysis. The results indicated that Arabian Spiny Mice are found only on high rocky areas and no other substrates, and are responsible for seed dispersal over a large area on Jabal Nazwa. Owl Pellets analysis showed rodent bones in all pellets, with two confirmed Arabian Spiny Mice bones.
Email: mizna.almaazmi [at] yale.edu