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Sponsored by National Geographic, University of Nottingham & Fulbright
National Geographic and the University of Nottingham are running an event next week (Wednesday 25th @ 5pm GMT) to encourage diversity in the Sciences.
It’s a panel session with four Nat Geo explorers (I’ll be one), and we’ll be chatting about how we got here and our work. Our research covers quite a broad range of topics from carnivore conservation to whales to indigenous knowledge.
The explorers you’ll be hearing from are:
Anthropologist and ecologist with a BSc in Maths and Biology from the University of Bristol and a MSc and PhD in Anthropology from UCL. Lydia’s PhD looks at the impact Jamaica’s growing conservation scene has on forest-based traditional practices using interdisciplinary approaches from anthropology, ecology, geography, and sociology and includes mapping, oral histories, social theory, and ecological data.
Biologist from Madeira Island, Portugal. Ricardo conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface of conservation science and ecology. His research has taken him to the tropics and subtropics, working extensively in the Central Brazilian Amazon, Madagascar, Kenya and throughout the Madeira Archipelago.
Scottish marine biologist and conservationist. Her work in conservation policy, with Scottish Natural Heritage, led to the implementation of remote time-lapse photographic monitoring of seabirds in the Northern Isles of Scotland. Natalie’s passion for interdisciplinary research has brought together researchers from biology, music and philosophy to create collaborative studies of both human and non-human cultures.
KASIM RAFIQ (ME)
Wildlife biologist, National Geographic Explorer, and Fulbright Scholar studying African large predator behaviour and conservation. Kasim’s work includes understanding the impacts of climate change on wildlife behaviour and developing new tools for species monitoring and has included extensive fieldwork in remote bush camps in the Okavango Delta.
If you’re interested, it’s free, but you need to register before: