Michaela Guo Ying Lo

My experiences have shaped my drive to create more equitable and inclusive communities

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Mining extraction; Foodscapes; Food systems; Mangroves; Wellbeing; Impact Evaluation; Tropical Forestry

PhD student in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent, UK.

My research investigates the human dimensions of land use change in the tropics with a particular focus on Indonesia. Part of the research aims to elucidate and interpret complex socio-ecological patterns to support policies that reconcile biodiversity conservation, sustainable food systems and human wellbeing. 

I previously worked at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia on forests and food security issues within terrestrial-aquatic systems across the tropics.

Throughout my academic journey within Europe and across the world, I’ve witnessed the systemic issues in science and academia. These experiences have shaped my outlook and drive to create more equitable and inclusive communities and societies – all of which the REED Ecological Network advocate for!

Twitter: @Mic_Lo1

Mastodon: @michaelalo

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/michaelalo1

University of Kent page: https://www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology-conservation/people/3307/lo-michaela