Thomas Pienkowski

Tom’s research seeks to understand the ways that living alongside wildlife can affect people’s mental health, particularly in relation to disease transmission.

Fieldwork: Getting stuck in

Emiel describes the first phase of his PhD fieldwork: a survey of ten villages, spread across two protected areas in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province

Enlist blockchain to boost conservation

PhD student Zac Baynham-Herd has a piece of correspondence published in Nature this week outlining his ideas for peer-to-peer conservation

The start of fieldwork: a first pilot study

"Let this be a warning to my future self: one month into the trip and none of this has gone as planned..."

The changing environment of conservation conflict: geese and farming in Scotland

Barnacle goose numbers on Islay increased from 20,000 to 43,000 between 1987 and 2016 and, as the goose population has grown, farms have supported geese more frequently and in larger numbers, with subsequent damaging effects.

The effectiveness of celebrities in conservation marketing

Celebrities are frequently used in conservation marketing, but we provide experimental evidence that celebrity endorsement can produce both positive and negative effects.

Preparing for Fieldwork

Emiel writes about his preparations for his next field trip.