Zac Baynham-Herd

Zac’s PhD explores how conflicts are conceptualised and how conservationists intervene to resolve them, focusing on a Wildlife Management Area in Northern Tanzania as a case-study.

Photo credit: Zac Baynham-Herd

e-mail: z.baynham-herd@ed.ac.uk
twitter: @ZacBaynhamHerd
website: http://baynhamherd.com

PhD Project

Game of Lions

Research interests

Conservation conflicts often impinge upon both the lives of local people and conservation interests. Zac’s PhD explores how conflicts are conceptualised and how conservationists intervene to resolve them, focusing on a Wildlife Management Area in Northern Tanzania as a case-study. He uses an interdisciplinary approaching, combining qualitative research methods with innovative experimental games.

Background

Previously he studied Zoology (BA) and History and Philosophy of Science (MSc) at the University of Cambridge, and retains a keen interest in the history of the conservation movement. But Zac also likes imagining the future, and hence alongside his PhD he is exploring how digital technology might offer opportunities for conservation. On this topic Zac has given a TEDx talk <link to come> and occasionally enjoys doing (conservation related) stand-up comedy.

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