Georgiy Shakula has worked as an Expert Biologist at Wild Nature since 2010. He earned a Masters degree in biology from Kazakh State University-Al Farabi in 2012, with a dissertation focused on marmot populations in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. His Bachelor’s degree research at Kazakh State University-Al Farabi focused on the Red Marmot in Tajikistan. In addition to his work with marmot species, Georgiy has conducted Great Bustard surveys with Eurasian Bustard Alliance since 2015. He has also led research into the Sand Cat and Large-billed Reed Warbler, and conducts ongoing desert camera trapping in the eastern Kyzylkum. Georgiy is an accomplished mountaineer and jeep driver, and has been awarded medals in numerous mountain-climbing and running competitions and auto rallies. He is a skilled wildlife photographer.