CARLA ARCHIBALD

PhD student

Carla is researching how to utilise privately protected areas within the broader landscape of protected area strategy and planning. Carla is also interested in the adoption process of privately protected areas, and the specific aspects of the intervention, the context and the adopters that may influence their uptake and spread. Carla graduated a Bachelor of Applied Science from The University of Queensland in 2012 and received first-class honours for her project on urban restoration and bird diversity in South-east Queensland within the Possingham Lab through CEED in 2014.

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GABBY SALAZAR

MSc Student 
Imperial College London

Gabby's research focuses on long-term impact evaluation of conservation marketing and outreach campaigns on Caribbean Islands. Before returning to school, Gabby worked in informal science education and as a conservation photographer. Gabby is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Photography, a member of the Emerging League of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a Past President of the North American Nature Photography Association

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JESUS CARRASCO

MSc Student 
Imperial College London

Jesus is involved in his MSc project in Madagascar, assessing the most strategic areas for endemic tree conservation actions implementation in-situ. This project will develop trees species distribution maps and conservation prioritization assessment for future conservation planning in Madagascar, in collaboration with Flora and Fauna International, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Kingston University London, Missouri Botanical Garden and Kew Gardens.

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TARA LAL

MSc Student
Imperial College London

Tara's research explores the relationship between communication and the patterns of diffusion of conservation initiatives in the Pacific. She is particularly interested in the semiotics and symbology of science communication. 

She has a background in architecture, design and photography, and brings the perspective of the arts to the science of conservation. She is a founder member of Shared Universe Foundation, a not-for-profit working towards re-wilding in South Africa.

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ALVARO BELLOT

MSc Student
Imperial College London

I am a biologist with a strong passion for the conservation of nature. My master’s research project, links directly with my interest in the effectiveness of conservation interventions. I am carrying a systematic literature review about the costs effectiveness of ecological restoration in forests and grasslands, with the aim of informing the use of the mitigation hierarchy with a no net loss objective as a framework for conservation globally.

SHARLENE BOEY

MSc Student 
Imperial College London

Sharlene's research project involves the designing of a management plan for a multi-use marine park in São Paulo, Brazil. A main objective of this research is to investigate cost effective spatial solutions to reconcile important economic activity in the area while supporting the need for biological conservation. Prior to her MSc, she had worked on REDD+ in Indonesia and completed her undergraduate in Climate Studies Honours at the University of Western Australia.

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LINDSEY HARRIS

MSc Student 
Imperial College London

I am investigating factors that could enhance effectiveness of ivory trade regulations in the UK using a conservation criminology framework. I work for TRAFFIC as Programme Officer responsible for projects relating to wildlife trade with a focus on the European Union. Prior to my Masters, I have ten years experience within social research, insight & data analytics understanding consumer attitudes and motivations in the private sector, most recently at The Times & Sunday Times, and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Nottingham.

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DEANNA TRICARIO

MSc Student 
Imperial College London

Deanna's conservation interests include invasive species, reforestation, and agriculture. Deanna’s current research compares the impacts of active and passive restoration on reforestation in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Prior to starting her masters, Deanna worked in development and communications for a variety of conservation organizations in Washington DC.

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