James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo: Beads of dew
It’s no excuse really, but photography in the UK has always seemed dull, a little tame perhaps, and so I rarely take the time to indulge in it. That’s why I really don’t consider myself a photographer, because anyone can make themselves look good when their subject is an angry Black Caiman or a herd of Wildebeest. Saying that, I recently had a chance to take a borrowed lens for a spin whilst visiting an Essex Wildlife Trust reserve. Picking the nearest vaguely interesting object, here is what I found. A web delicately covered in dew, and a lesson; if we take a moment to look at our surroundings, even boring old England can hold it’s own amongst the best of them.
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James is a highly acclaimed public speaker, delivering keynotes, lectures and debates to a wide range of audiences including students, the public, conservation practioners and scientists. Rather than further polarizing already divisive conservation topics, James aims to explain the complexity and nuance of conservation. What we choose to do over the next five decades, will profoundly influence the diversity of life on eath for the next 5 million years. It’s never been a more important, or more exciting time to be a conservationist.
“It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion”
City of London Freemen's
“Interesting, informative and pitched at exactly the right level for our students.”
Academic summer school
“You had the audience hanging off your every word.”
“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”