James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.
Friday Photo: The Desert in Black & White
Here’s an image from the Empty Quarter. I’m not old fashioned enough to take photographs in black & white, and considering that by nature the desert is quite simple and plain, I didn’t think that simplifying the images would add much to their aesthetics. I think I was wrong though, because this is one of my favorites.
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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.”