- 28 Sep 2017
Authors: Clement Feger, Laurent Mermet, Emily McKenzie and Bhaskar Vira
This blog is also published in the Official blog of Methods in Ecology and Evolution https://methodsblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/interdisciplinary/
This year I have been lucky enough to receive a Valuing Nature placement to investigate how engaging with the environment in school grounds improves wellbeing of children. Since starting my PhD at the Royal Holloway in 2000, I have been working on conservation status beetle species, starting with the stag beetle. A big part of this work has been carrying out citizen science monitoring projects, helped by members of the public.
This blog was first published on 10 April 2017 at Social Life
In mid-March, Dr Stephen McConnachie joined Social Life on a four-month placement funded by the Valuing Nature Programme. On April 5th, Social Life co-founder, Nicola Bacon, joined Stephen at the launch event for the placement programme. In the first of a series of posts, Stephen explains more about what he’s doing while he is with Social Life.
This is my first ever blog for a Business Impact School. Wish me luck!!
The valuing nature Business Impact School was held in London and required only getting a short flight from Belfast (mind you I thought an early flight seemed like a good idea at the time….until I realised the coffee shop hadn’t opened yet).
The Business Impact School was hosted by Willis Towers Watson at the Willis Building and was located near the top floor where you could see the Thames River and the London eye, (mind you my ears did pop a few times going up in the elevator).
During my participation to the Business Impact school (BIS) I had the chance to expand my knowledge regarding issues of nature evaluation as well as meet specialised professionals and PhD students.
Katie tells us how the Business School equipped her with the appropriate tools to move her research into the hand of folks that can make important business and policy decisions for ecologically engineered seawalls in UK.
My experience of the Valuing Nature Business Impact School 2017