Over the last 20 years, I've worked in research, conservation, consulting, and teaching across western North America, East Africa, and Central America. My scientific work tends to be very 'applied', i.e., the things I study are grounded in real life problems and solutions. For instance, where do plants and animals live and how are they affected by people and development, or what makes some conservation solutions effective and equitable over the long-run while others are not? In turn, research findings can feed into practical things making a difference, like land-use and conservation planning, habitat restoration, or environmental management, law, and policy.
I'm a big fan of science communication and outreach, including public talks, storytelling, and media engagement. When I'm not thinking or talking about science and conservation, you can probably find me hiking, biking, canoeing, or gardening.
You can email me aerin @ y2y . net or find me on Twitter @Aerin_J.