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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Incoming ChairEnvironmental change, Cultural change, Land-use, Cattle, Political Ecology

PhD Geography student at the Lancaster Environment Centre & University of Nottingham

My PhD research explores the relationship between human cultural change and environmental change in the context of farm-forest frontiers in the Brazilian Amazon. I previously studied Accounting & Finance (BSc) and Environmental Economics (MSc), which has allowed me to work on a broad variety of research projects in my short career. Ranging from ecological economics to health geographies, this broad interest has led to my diverse publication history, such as being a contributing author for the IPBES Values Assessment 2022, The GANE project or working with the Marine Conservation Society.

I initially joined the REED Ecological Network to, in the words of our former vice-chair, Bushra, “be the change you want to see”. As the incoming chair, my mission is to continue to drive the network forwards, creating new opportunities for members to learn and grow. I aim to take this opportunity to collaborate with other networks and take an intersectional approach in nurturing a collective sense of belonging in ecology for all.

On a more personal note, I am happy to provide support/mentoring for further study (PhD, Masters, etc) applications to anyone who identifies as being from a marginalised community. If you would like to get in touch, my contact details are below.

Twitter – @JordanLafayette