Decolonizing Conservation Reading List (Version 2.0)
I’ve decided to migrate the Reading List to a new platform, and I will no longer be updating the original google document (although I will keep the previous version publicly available online). Instead, I’m now keeping the reading list on Notion.
Upcoming talk: Doing the work to unsettle ecology
I am excited to announce that I will be the second speaker in the 2023 National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) DEIJ seminar series. The talk will take place on Zoom on May 31 at noon Pacific and is open to the public. My talk, titled “Doing the work to unsettle ecology,” will…
Announcing my new position at the Centre for Indigenous Fisheries at UBC
Hello everyone! I am excited to share with you that I have started a new position at the Centre for Indigenous Fisheries at the University of British Columbia! The Centre for Indigenous Fisheries (CIF) is an interdisciplinary research centre that works in collaboration with Indigenous communities to support the conservation, restoration, and management of fish…
I’m delighted to share a major (and majorly overdue) update: in August, I successfully completed my PhD! My dissertation is publicly available online here.
New publication: Coral reefs in the Gilbert Islands of Kiribati after more than a decade of multiple stressors
I’m thrilled to share the first publication from my Ph.D. dissertation research, out last month in the open-access journal PLoS One (and available for download here). This paper will be the first chapter of my dissertation, and it’s great to (finally) see it out in the universe! For this paper, my co-authors (including my advisor…
History doesn’t have to repeat itself: Looking back at the origins of biodiversity conservation shows that decolonization is necessary for just and effective steps forward
Last week, I spoke at my department’s weekly seminar about the need to situate conservation as a field within both local and historical contexts. My argument was that this context is integral for preventing conservation efforts from causing harm in the future; essentially, we need to learn from the past in order to find ways…
New publication: Climate change denial and the jeopardized interests of the United States in the Freely Associated States of Micronesia
I am excited to share my new publication, Climate change denial and the jeopardized interests of the United States in the Freely Associated States of Micronesia! The paper was published in the journal Asia Pacific Viewpoint just before the holidays and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you here. In the…
Decolonizing Conservation: A Reading List
The goal of the reading list is to help well-meaning non-Indigenous folks like myself educate ourselves on the colonial, white supremacist, and imperialist roots of biodiversity conservation around the world. Many of us work in places with long histories of occupation and colonialism, where the impacts of colonialism are still ongoing, and no matter how…
Hidden Indicators of Reef Health: New study suggests that common survey metrics may miss subtler signs of stress (cross-posted from Reefbites)
Some corals in the Gulf of Aqaba (also known as the Gulf of Eilat) in the Red Sea are spawning out of sync, says a new paper published in Science by scientists Tom Shlesinger and Yossi Loya from Tel-Aviv University.
New publication: The relationship between macroalgae taxa and human disturbance on central Pacific coral reefs
I am delighted to share my first first-authored peer reviewed journal article, The relationship between macroalgae taxa and human disturbance on central Pacific coral reefs, now out in Marine Pollution Bulletin!