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Jun. 21st, 2006 @ 08:39 pm (no subject)
Hello, I'm new to this community.

My name's Hannah, I'm about to finish my honours year BSc Biological Sciences (Ecology), and I'm currently working on a marine reserve in Cornwall, England, for the summer.

My particular interests are in estuary and foreshore ecology, anything to do with New Zealand esp. flightless birds and the effects of introduced predators, and indigenous land management techniques esp. regarding aquatic systems and effects of pollution. Particularly I'd like to do more research into the latter, but finance constraints make it hard for me to go too far afield. My hero at the moment is Rajendra Singh, and I'd love to learn more about adopting more traditional approaches to land management and self-sufficiency.

Hopefully this coming year I'll be writing for the Ecological Society's magazine at my uni, so I'll probably bounce some ideas off whoever's reading this. Until then, I've not got much access to journals etc. but I'll be updating about my work on the island on my journal, add me if you'd like to read it.



Oh! And a couple books that have really inspired me regarding ecology: Camping With The Prince (And Other Tales Of Science In Africa) by Thomas Bass about shadowing various biologists in Africa, and Shadows In The Sun by Wade Davis about an ethnobotanist's studies.
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Date:June 22nd, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
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What kind of reserve is it? How is it managed? Just curious.
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Date:June 22nd, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Welcome! I woud love to be working on a marine reserve for the summer. =)