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Welcome to my site!

My name is Sara Thornton. I’m an interdisciplinary conservation researcher with an interest in complex 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 recently submitted my PhD at the University of Leicester, and am now awaiting my thesis defense date (viva voce).

My interdisciplinary PhD evaluates the importance of fish(ing) to human communities in the Sabangau (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 Sabangau River and Forest.