Tag archives for Environment

Leslie Carol Roberts

Leslie Carol Roberts, California College of the Arts I’m American and first went to Antarctica in 1988 as a journalist on a Greenpeace ship. I lived on the sea and in the region for more than three months. I have been back to Antarctica twice since. As a writer, I work to understand our changing […]

Patrick Flamm

Patrick Flamm, Victoria University of Wellington Patrick Flamm is Lecturer in International Relations at the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. His research interests are identity and foreign policy, South Korean foreign policy, territorial disputes, Antarctic politics as well as global environmental politics and the Anthropocene in […]

Kimberley Norris

Kimberley Norris, University of Tasmania Kimberley Norris is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Tasmania. Her overarching research interests focus on human adaptation, health, behaviour and performance in both normal and extreme environments. Kimberley is the consultant clinical psychologist for the Australian Antarctic Division, and Associate Member of the SCAR-COMNAP […]

Waldemar Fontes

Waldemar Fontes, Uruguayan Antarctic Institute & Uruguayan Antarctic Association “Antarkos” Center of Studies Waldemar Fontes has been working in Antarctic related fields since 1999. He was the Commander of the Uruguayan Scientific Base Artigas in the winters of 2000, 2007 and also 2009, and was a Member of the Board of the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute […]

Pablo Fontana

Pablo Fontana, Instituto Antártico Argentino Pablo Fontana has a PhD in History from the University of Buenos Aires. He is a researcher at the Argentine Antarctic Institute, where he leads the Humanities and Social Sciences Department. In this area his research is focused on the XX Century antarctic history. In addition, he is organizing a […]

Katelyn P C Hudson

Katelyn P C Hudson, Bond University Katelyn Hudson is a PhD candidate at Bond University in Queensland, Australia with a previous Doctor of Architecture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (2013). Her research focuses on the evolution human behavioural patterns within architectural interventions specific to extreme environments. This centres on the concept of biophilic design, […]

Ben Goossen

Ben Goossen, Harvard University Ben Goossen is a scholar of global and transnational history at Harvard University. His current project, “The Year of the Earth (1957-1958): Cold War Science and the Making of Planetary Consciousness,” is an interpretive history of the International Geophysical Year. Drawing on research conducted on six continents, it illuminates the intersections […]

Vishnu Namboodiri

K. M. Vishnu Namboodiri, Mar Thoma College Thiruvalla K. M. Vishnu Namboodiri is presently the Head of Department of History at Mat Thoma College Thiruvalla, India. He has a deeply routed interest in environmental conservation and studying the history of the same. His area of specialization is regional history, policy-making processes and tourism prospect analysis. […]

Brenda Segurel

Brenda Segurel, Independent Scholar Brenda Ailin Segurel earned her BA in International Relations from Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, with a thesis on geopolitics and Antarctic history. Her interest in Patagonia and Antarctica have led her studies and work in different areas such as risk management and communication, history and geopolitics, environment and conservation, conflict […]

Hong Ching Goh

Hong Ching Goh, University of Malaya Hong Ching Goh is a senior lecturer at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. She holds a Doctor of Natural Science (Geography) from Bonn University, Germany. Her research focus includes nature conservation and governance of tourism in protected area, as well […]

Jeff McGee

Jeff McGee, University of Tasmania Dr Jeff McGee is the Senior Lecturer in Climate Change, Marine and Antarctic Law at the University of Tasmania. As an international lawyer with dual areas of expertise, he divides his time between the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Dr McGee’s research is focused […]

Alejandra Mancilla

Alejandra Mancilla, University of Oslo Alejandra Mancilla is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo. Her current research focuses on the normative grounds of claims over land and natural resources, and their bearing on questions of State sovereignty. More specifically, she is interested in Antarctica as […]

Nelson Soto Santibáñez

Nelson Soto Santibáñez, Universidad Católica del Norte & Universidad de Tarapacá Nelson Soto Santibáñez is an anthropologist and cultural manager. He is an Associate Investigator of the project “White Landscapes”, coordinated by Dr. Andrés Zarankin, LEACH-UFMG (Brazil). With the purpose of understanding the scientific and military strategies to inhabit and colonize Antarctica, he conducted ethnographic work […]

Gabriela Gomez Fell

Gabriela Gomez Fell, Lincoln University Gabriela Gomez Fell is a Masters student at Lincoln University, New Zealand. She grew up in Punta Arenas, a gateway city to Antarctica, which gave her the opportunity to meet explorers and scientists from an early age. Their stories and images enticed her to get involved in Antarctic conservation. Gabriela […]

Ursula Rack

Ursula Rack, University of Canterbury Ursula is a New Zealand Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow (since 2018) for the project “How different countries research, collect and communicate their Antarctic history”, for which she visited archives, museums, and polar institutions in the USA, Germany and the UK. She has been awarded the Harriette Jenkins Award in 2019 […]

Innovative Engagement Strategies

One of the themes that came through at the SCAR Open Science Conference in Auckland was the need for better communication, both with the public and between disciplines. There is a growing awareness that people do not act based on facts alone, but rather that culture also has a role to play. The role of […]

Tina Tin

Tina Tin, Freelance Consultant   Tina conducted her Ph.D. research on the thickness of Antarctic sea ice at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA) and holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK). Over the past 10 years, she has been active in environmental advocacy and associated research. Her focus has been […]

Emma Stewart

Emma Stewart, Lincoln University Emma J. Stewart (MPRTM (Lincoln) PGCEd (Glamorgan) PhD (Calgary)) is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Parks at Lincoln University, New Zealand. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Tourism in Marine Environments, and has a particular interest in Polar Tourism, protected area management, and climate change. […]

Rebecca Jarvis

Rebecca Jarvis, Auckland University of Technology Rebecca Jarvis is a PhD candidate at Auckland University of Technology studying interdisciplinary conservation science and social-ecological systems. Her research explores the interactions between environmental, social, and institutional systems in complex conservation landscapes. Her research integrates (1) network analysis to map the interactions and institutional dynamics of conservation organisations and […]

Juan Francisco Salazar

Juan Francisco Salazar, University of Western Sydney Dr. Juan F. Salazar is an anthropologist and media producer. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. His research interests and expertise centre on media anthropology, environmental communication, climate change, and cultural studies of Antarctica. As a […]

Daniela Liggett

Daniela Liggett, University of Canterbury Daniela Liggett is a senior lecturer at Gateway Antarctica (The University of Canterbury) and is currently the co-chair of the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group. She is particularly interested in qualitative research, which crosses different disciplines and challenges conventional research paradigms. Daniela’s research interests include environmental management and tourism regulation in […]

In Conversation: what does the future hold for Antarctica?

What does the Future Hold for Antarctica? was the topic that brought together a group of experts for a Round Table Conversation organized by the Antarctica Futures Project at The University of Sydney, Australia. Questions addressed include: Has the Antarctic Treaty worked? Will we see an Antarctic mining boom? What is the future of Antarctic […]