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University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute

 

Biography

I am an ESRC funded PhD student in the Department of Geography. Before coming to Cambridge, I worked as a researcher at the University of Edinburgh, where I collaborated with various governmental and non-governmental on projects that focused on off-grid energy access. I have also worked for several NGO's on the topic of marine plastic pollution. My current research looks at the complex history and politics of fast-growing trees in Laikipia County, Kenya.

Research

  • Energy
  • Political Ecology
  • Development Geography
  • Conservation
  • Climate change 

Publications

Key publications: 

Neilson, A. (2019). [Forthcoming]. 'Disenchanted Natures: A Critical Analysis of the Contested Plan to Reintroduce the Eurasian Lynx into the Lake District National Park'. Capitalism Nature Socialism.

Neilson, A. (2018). Considering the importance of metaphors for marine conservation. Marine Policy. 97 (Special Issue), 239-243.

Neilson, A. (2017). ‘The Socio-political Importance of Blackouts in South Africa’ SocialSpace, 12 (3) 45 – 67.

Neilson, A. (2017). ‘Beneath the Waves: Perception and Oceanic Degradation’ Earthlines, 5 (17) 21-25.

Geographical region

East Africa
Europe
North America
PhD Student

Contact Details

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Research keywords: 
European Agriculture
Protection
Social
Climate Change
Conservation
Disturbances
Ecosystems
Industrial Ecology
Seed Banks
Sustainability