Jordan Blanchard-Lafayette

I aim to provide a positive example and further cultivate diversity in the fields of geography and environmental science.

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Culture, Environmental Change, Deforestation, Cattle, Agriculture

PhD student at the Lancaster Environment Centre & University of Nottingham

My research focuses on human-nature interactions, with a focus on the role of culture and values in environmental outcomes.

My PhD is looking at this on an applied scale – cattle culture and advancing deforestation in Amazonia, Brazil. More specifically, I am looking at whether cultural shifts in agricultural practice are preceded by deforestation, or whether they are a catalyst for it.

My previous research looked at the role of coastal community values in creating engaging, holistic and impactful sustainability policy in the UK.

I have previously worked on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services as a contributing author and have presented my previous work on values, communities and ecosystem services at an academic conference. I’ve led independent research projects with the Marine Conservation Society, International Future’s Forum, and I am a member of the Transformative Innovation Group in the York Environment Department.

Originally from Nottingham, I aim to provide a positive example and further cultivate diversity in the fields of geography and environmental science. I am open to collaborations and available to give support/mentoring, so please reach out if you have any ideas.

LinkedIn – Jordan Blanchard Lafayette
Twitter – @JordanLafayette