Student web publication chronicles year in conservation research

Writer: Laura Muntean, 979-847-9211, laura.muntean@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Dr. Jason Martina, 979-845-2114, jason.marti993@gmail.com

COLLEGE STATION – The Perspectives Series, a student-centered online magazine dedicated to communicating conservation science, released its eighth annual issue this month.

Group photo (from left to right) of Texas A&M doctoral candidate Erin Buchholtz, field assistants Ipolokeng Katholo and Olorato Ratama, and Texas A&M doctoral candidate Lauren Redmore around the village baobab tree (photo by Erin Buchholtz.)

The collection of articles, essays and reflections published in this year’s issue share the insights, opinions and experiences of undergraduate and graduate students involved in biodiversity conservation research at universities worldwide, including Texas A&M and its Applied Biodiversity Science Program, said Dr. Jason Martina, program coordinator.

The current issues bring into focus conservation topics such as the human-wildlife interactions of people and elephants in Myanmar and Botswana,

the dynamics of environmental history and wildlife disease on the Central Asian Steppe.

Gabrielle Hargrove banding a drake mallard in southeast Arkansas (photo by Gabrielle Hargrove.)

Other articles offer a reflection on students’ graduate research experiences, domestically and internationally, and the issues women face in conservation as both students and scientists.

The 2018 issue is available for online viewing and download at https://biodiversity.tamu.edu/communications/perspectives-series/.

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