Science outreach is vital for communicating research findings to a wider audience, inspiring the next generation and maximising research impact. I am always happy to give presentations at schools and for audiences that are interested in hearing about conservation, field work in the tropics, working as a female scientist in STEM etc. (please contact me via email).
As a part of my efforts, I write blog posts, newsletter articles, and have had my research featured in press releases. You can find information and link (where appropriate) to these below.
Presentations and Speeches:
- “The Tropical Peatlands of Borneo”. Invited Guest Speaker for the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Group meeting, 14 February (UK)
- “Peatlands Matter: Ecosystem Services and their importance for livelihoods”. Presentation at the University of Leicester, Tropical Peatland Teacher Away-Day, 5th December (UK)
- “An interdisciplinary study of the peatland fish and fishing in Borneo:
Ecology, values, and implications for future conservation”. Presentation at the Workshop entitled Developing International Collaborations to Address Fire and Other Conservation Issues in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Organised by the Borneo Nature Foundation and University of Exeter, Falmouth Campus (UK).
- “On Peatlands, Haze and Hope“. Invited Keynote Speaker at the International School of Hilversum International Baccalaureate Graduation Ceremony (The Netherlands). Transcript can be found here.
- “The Importance of Fish and Fishing to Local Communities in Indonesian Borneo“. Invited Guest Speaker, presented to A-Level Geography students at Rugby School, Rugby (UK)
- “Peat-swamp forests of Indonesia and the fires of 2015: Why we should all care”. Presented to staff at Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) in Anchorage (U.S.A)
- “Evaluating the ecological and cultural services provided by tropical forest ecosystems: A case study in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia”. Presented to the Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology (Indonesia)
- “Working as a Tropical Ecologist”. Presented at the International School of Hilversum to children aged 10-11 years (The Netherlands)
Blog posts and Newsletter Articles:
- September, 2014: “Evaluating the ecological, economic and cultural services provided by freshwater fishes in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia”. Newsletter of the IUCN Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (page 35-37)
- 23rd June, 2014: “Hello Monday: Sara and her fish”: The Borneo Nature Foundation Blog
- 1st April, 2015: “Discovering the fish of the Sabangau Forest and what they mean to local communities”: The Borneo Nature Foundation Blog
- 15th October, 2015: “Sabangau at risk: Fires raging across Bornean Rainforests and Peatlands”. EcoPost Blog
- 19th October, 2015: “The fires of Indonesia: the ongoing human and natural crisis”. UK Tropical Peatland Working Group
- 11th March, 2016: “From the river to writing up: the journey of a fish PhD student”: The Borneo Nature Foundation Blog
- 17th March, 2017: “An Interdisciplinary Project: Fish and the Importance of Fish(ing) to Human Communities in Sabangau, Indonesia”. UK Tropical Peatland Working Group
Project features and Press Releases:
- 1st March, 2017: “Stunning images showcase project to support conservation of Indonesian river and forest habitats to protect wildlife”. The University of Leicester, News and Events
- 1st March, 2017: “Project to support conservation of Indonesian river and forest habitats to protect wildlife”. The University of Leicester, Press Release.