Jess Fisher is a PhD student at the Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology, University of Kent, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Jess has an undergraduate degree in Zoology (Newcastle University), and a masters’ degree in Biodiversity Evolution & Conservation (University College London). Her PhD thesis is focussed on urban biodiversity in developing countries, specifically Guyana, and perceptions and attitudes toward greenspaces and wellbeing.
She has worked at conservation charities including the ZSL Institute of Zoology, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and the Science Media Centre. She has also led and taken part in research expeditions to Mongolian grasslands, Caribbean beaches, and the Madagascan rainforest. When not making science, Jess likes life drawing, cinema, and the pub.
Follow Jess on Twitter at @Jessjessfisher
‘The wonders of kelp, and why we need to save it‘, 29 September 2016.