While looking forward to doing field work with dingoes in Australia, the evolutionary and environmental biologist Dr. Arian Wallach wasn’t quite prepared for the darker side of conservation.
In this episode of MHP Arian discusses everything from the bittersweet findings of her PhD research, to the benefits of introduced species (just don’t call them invasive), the cultural importance of apex predators and the concept of environmental fascism.
She explains why she’s excited about the upcoming Compassionate Conservation conference, the value of paw prints, why conservation is really about us and what the dingoes have taught her.
Arian Wallach is a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Compassionate Conservation, at the University of Technology Sydney where she researches the ecological role of large predators in modern novel ecosystems.
She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and in 2015 allowing her to travel to investigate the ecological effects of losing and recovering the Earth's largest predators. Arian is also part of the team hosting the 2017 International Compassionate Conservation Conference which takes place 20 - 24 November in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia.
You can learn more about Arian and her work at https://www.uts.edu.au/staff/arian.wallach
And the conference at 2017 International Compassionate Conservation Conference
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