James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.
Why Conservation Is Awesome (A few of the best fieldwork fails)
I love it – #fieldworkfail has to be the best thing that ever happened on Twitter (right after #IamaScientistBecause). All the best made plans rapidly unravel whenever you put scientists into the field, and here’s how.
Tagging Weddell seal pups, Antarctica. Failed to spot mum. 2 canines in right buttock. Tagged for life #fieldworkfail
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.
“You had the audience hanging off your every word.”
“Interesting, informative and pitched at exactly the right level for our students.”
Academic summer school
“You gave a splendid talk – cogent, passionate, clear and compelling.”
Fellow of the Royal Society,
“It was refreshing to have a speaker who talked with such passion”