Mr John Benjamin Owens



My interests lie in human conflict with venomous snakes, specifically Indian snakebite, habitat use, climate change and predator-prey interactions. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD at Bangor University, focussing on the habitat preferences, spatial ecology and associated risks due to climate change on two species of viper (Echis carinatus sochureki and Cerastes gasperettii) in Dubai. I am involved in a number of research projects, particularly in India. These involve snakebite mitigation projects, snakebite prevention and herpetofaunal diversity investigations.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2025 - PhD , Spatial Ecology, Habitat Choice & the Associated Risks due to Climate Change for Two Middle Eastern Vipers
  • 2016 - MSc , Master of Zoology (MZool)

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