James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo: Into the Amazon
Travelling from the UK to our research camp in the Peruvian Amazon last year took four long and tiring days, but it was also immensely eye-opening. By far the most enchanting part was journeying from the bustling jungle city of Iquitos up into the Amazon’s smaller headwaters on a riverboat, passing a myriad of tiny Amazonian villages and communities along the way. As night fell on the first night, we began to hear the wildlife coming alive, and when we woke from our hammocks the impenetrable wall of bankside vegetation had closed in around us. We were in the heart of the Amazon.
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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.”