Antony is a PhD student at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Ecology and Conservation. His research explores the evolutionary ecology of white-browed sparrow weavers, with a particular focus on ageing, telomere biology, and dispersal strategies. Antony is interested in open source technology and its potential to provide accessible and affordable tools to solve important problems (e.g. in research, environmental monitoring, and conservation). Antony has joined Then Try This for a professional internship for PhD students, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).