James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

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Speaker: James Borrell

Tel: (+44) 7919 406 375

Email: contact@jamesborrell.co.uk

About: James is a young biologist recently graduated from the University of Exeter. His first experience of expeditions was a month spent in the rainforests of Madagascar at the age of 17. Subsequently he has been involved with several further expeditions to Norway and the Peruvian Amazon, conducting research in South Africa, and sailing the Atlantic. Most recently James has returned from an expedition to the Empty Quarter and Dhofar Mountains of Oman having successfully lead research into the critically endangered Arabian Leopard. James’s main research interests are the effects of habitat fragmentation on the conservation of rare species. James is also a keen advocate of youth development through scientific expeditions, having spoken in schools across the South in support of the British Schools Exploring Society.

Lecture Titles:

  • Science in the Amazon: An honest, on the ground account of the challenges facing anyone trying to do science whilst living in the rainforest, and why you would want to.
  • In search of the Arabian Leopard: Experiences from James’s recent expedition to the Dhofar Mountains of Oman, revealing the true complexity of conservation issues, that are so rarely taught in Universities.
  • The British Schools Exploring Society: From it’s origins on Scott’s final Antarctic expedition, through to it’s continued existence a century on. A lecture introducing the British Schools Exploring Society and explaining the opportunities for young people to become involved.

James can also tailor a presentation to your requirements, incorporating aspects of team development and motivational speaking based on his experiences leading teams in challenging environments.


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Fee: £75 (plus travel). Presentations on the topic of BSES are offered free.

Distance prepared to travel: Throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Enquiries: For more information or to arrange a talk email Contact@jamesborrell.co.uk