Mollie Mills

Mollie Mills


Personal profile

Personal profile

London NERC DTP MPhil student based at the Centre for Quaternary Research, Royal Holloway University of London, and the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society London. Supervised by Professor Simon Blockley (RHUL), Dr David Redding (IoZ) and Professor Danielle Schreve (RHUL). 

My PhD project focuses on using Pleistocene fossil records to inform modern conservation strategies for the dhole (Cuon alpinus, Pallas 1811). My work will involve collating the dhole's fossil record from the mid Middle Pleistocene onwards, and using the fossil record to construct species distribution models. 

Educational background

PhD Conservation Palaeobiology (2021 - present) 

Royal Holloway Univeristy of London 

Institute of Zoology, London 

Working title: Rescuing the red dog: Using the Pleistocene fossil record of the dhole (Cuon alpinus, Pallas 1811) to inform modern conservation initiatives 

MSc Global Biodiversity Conservation (2019-2020) 

University of Sussex 

Going back for the future: incorporating Pleistocene fossil records of saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica, Linnaeus 1776) into global habitat suitability models to inform future conservation actions

BSc Geography (2016-2019) 

Royal Holloway, University of London

Research interests

  • Conservation palaeobiology 
  • Species distribution modelling 
  • Bayesian statistics 
  • Protected area networks