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Lawrence Ball - Conservation Biologist
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NEW Blog Post - 10/02/17 - Madagascar: Life On The Edge 'taster'

  The sheer amount of time, money and human effort that is injected into organising, conducting and reporting a scientific expedition is hardly imaginable. The whole process, from its inception over a beer to its conclusion with paper publishing can be…

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NEW Blog Post - 10/02/17 - The Honey Hunter | by Falcon Productions

When I was 18 years old I went on my first expedition to the jungles of Madagascar. One of my new-found jungle friends was another 18 year old lad called Duncan Parker. I warmed to him immediately, as everyone else did – he would sing and play the guitar,…

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The socio-ecological dynamics of overgrazing in the Dhofar Mountains of Oman Supervisors: Joseph Tzanopoulos (University of Kent), Douglas Macmillan (University of Kent) and Jonathan Mitchley (University of Reading). background Despite 40 years of rapid…

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This December I will be returning to Madagascar, to the country that gave me my first taste, smell and sight of what a tropical ecosystem is really like, beyond what I had seen on nature documentaries. When I first went in 2008, Madagascar delivered a…

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A Collection of Infographics: Species of Families

For even the most indulgent wildlife enthusiasts remembering the diversity of life, and its species components, is often difficult. It is definitely a case of when more information goes in some must get pushed out. So here I present a few fantastic images…

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A Collection of Infographics: Species of Families

For even the most indulgent wildlife enthusiasts remembering the diversity of life, and its species components, is often difficult. It is definitely a case of when more information goes in some must get pushed out. So here I present a few fantastic images…

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Photo observations from Turkey

Last summer I took a few snaps of the wildlife I saw in and around Cirali and Cappadocia whilst on a family holiday in Turkey.

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This winter I proposed a PhD research project to Dr Joseph Tzanopoulos at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. I studied my undergraduate degree here, in the beautiful city of Canterbury, in the beautiful Kentish…

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What is Participatory GIS (PGIS)?

Participatory GIS (PGIS) involves making GIS technology available to disadvantaged groups in society. It is a step on from community mapping which has traditionally used 3D models or 2D paper maps. In conservation, PGIS can be harnessed for a variety of…

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Masters Research Project - The Outputs

A few months ago I published a couple of articles on my Masters research project; here and here. Well I thought I better report back on some of my findings. The report entitled ‘Participatory GIS acquisition of pastoralist’s local knowledge: Dynamics of…
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