James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo: Telemetry
Wildlife documentaries make finding wildlife look easy, I can assure you it’s not. Whilst in South Africa I had the chance to search for a radio collared lioness. To cut a long story short I didn’t manage it, but by a complete fluke we stumbled on a Cheetah instead! Here I’m using a telemetry set to try and detect a signal, it can be very hit and miss depending on the weather, terrain and how old the collar is. Rather unnervingly, Desmond our field guide chuckled that with a dead collar, she could be lying 30 feet away in the long grass looking at us, and we wouldn’t know.
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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.”