Over the last 20 years, I've worked in research, conservation, consulting, and teaching across East Africa, western North America, and Central America. The scientific work I do tends to be pretty applied (i.e., the things I study are grounded in real life problems and solutions). For instance, studying where plants and animals live and the different ways that they are affected by people and development, or what makes some conservation solutions effective and equitable over the long-run while others are not. In turn, those scientific results can feed into practical things making a difference 'on the ground' -- 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 and media engagement. When I'm not thinking or talking about science and conservation, you can probably find me hiking, biking, canoeing, or gardening.
Want to get in touch? Email me via <aerin @ y2y . net> or find me on Twitter @Aerin_J.