Fredrick Lala Odock, from Kenya, works for the Kenya Wildlife Service as a Research Scientist in Tsavo Conservation Area that comprises Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks. He has over 15 years of experience in wildlife conservation and research. He is presently in charge of research and monitoring activities in the Conservation Area. He has previously worked in Meru, Kora, Kakamega, and Mt Elgon National Parks in Kenya on a similar position.
His main areas of research interest are wildlife ecology and bone taphonomy where he has developed a skull and jaw identification guide to provide a quick and easy field reference that wildlife professional in East Africa can use to identify remains of mammal species using their upper and lower dentitions. Fredrick is currently pursuing a PhD in Natural Resources, Science, and Management where his research centered on the impact of infrastructural development in Tsavo National Parks on the movement of wildlife especially elephants.