I’m an interdisciplinary conservation researcher with an interest in social-ecological systems, interdisciplinary approaches to tropical conservation, the ecosystem service approach and its critiques, debates surrounding sustainable development and the role of different knowledges in conservation research and management.
I have expertise in tropical peatland ecology, livelihoods and conservation, having focused on peatland conservation and research in Indonesian Borneo for the past 9 years.
My interdisciplinary PhD evaluated the importance of fish(ing) to human communities in the Sebangau (Central Kalimantan, Indonesia) using Assemblage Theory as a framework. This also involved completing some of the first long-term fish and water quality surveys in the Sebangau River and Forest. You can find a more detailed outline of my thesis here.
More information about what I do and a link to my CV can be found in the About page.
I am a member of the International Peatland Society, UK Tropical Peatland Working Group, the British Ecological Society, Society for Conservation Biology and WI-IUCN SSC Freshwater Fish Specialist Group.