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 woman 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:


  • An interdisciplinary study of the peatland fish of Sebangau: Fish diversity
    and the important of fish and fishing to local communities
    Seminar given at Nanyang Technological University, Asian School of the
    Environment, Singapore.


  • “An interdisciplinary study of the peatland fish and fishing in Sebangau,
    Indonesian Borneo”. Tropical Peat Ecosystem and Restoration Conference, Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21-22nd November 2018.
  • “The importance of fish(ing) to tropical peatland communities in Borneo”
    50th IPS Anniversary Jubilee Symposium “Peatlands: past, present and future”
    Rotterdam, Netherlands 11 – 13 September 2018.
  • “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:

Project features and Press Releases: