Amanda in the field all year
Our Director, Prof. Amanda Vincent, is spending an exciting sabbatical year away from UBC on active conservation. She is travelling (with her kids) to support Project Seahorse people and endeavours… and is loving it.
Here are some highlights:
1 September to 15 October: India for work on bottom trawling with our PhD student Tanvi Vaidyanathan. This involved surveying fishing ports in Tamil Nadu, discussing concerns with Indian colleagues and agencies, and developing early responses to trawl pressure. She also gave the opening keynote address at the Student Conference on Conservation Science in Bengaluru.
16 October to 15 November: Chile and Patagonia to attend a think tank (of the Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation), support pioneering work on Patagonia’s seahorses, visit a rewilding project, and spend time with marine wildlife.
16 November to 20 December: China for work on marine protected areas and seahorse conservation with our PhD student Xiong Zhang. They are making site visits, meeting with government, and helping train Chinese colleagues.
Next up… South Africa and France.
Watch our blog space for updates on her many adventures.