Visiting ResearcherThe school welcomes Omani field biologist Hadi Al-Hikmani who will be working in the conservation genetics laboratory during a month-long research visit this May. Hadi is a Kent graduate and has been working with Jim Groombridge, Simon Black and Simon Tollington on the conservation genetics of the Arabian leopard. Hadis camera trap work in the Dhofar mountains featured as a centrepiece in recent BBC series Wild Arabia
Book available to download – Integrating Religion within ConservationWe are delighted to announce that the book, 'Integrating Religion within Conservation: Islamic Beliefs and Sumatran Forest Management' has been published and is now available to download for FREE! The book draws together the research undertaken through the Darwin Initiative project led by DICE's Jeanne McKay and includes contributions from Jeanne McKay and Stuart Harrop. Read more about the project: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sa...
Conservation leader from Kenya wins 2013 Whitley AwardThe Whitley Awards celebrate 20 yearsof global conservation achievements HRH The Princess Royal yesterday (Thursday 2nd May) presented a Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize, to Daniel Lejaroi Letoiye at a special ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in honour of his work to restore grasslands for the coexistence of Grevys Zebra and free-ranging livestock in Kenya. Dan is studying MSc Conservation and Rural Development i...
Publication in Current AnthropologyDr Dimitrios Theodossopoulos has had has paper, 'Infuriated with the Infuriated? Blaming Tactics and Discontent about the Greek Financial Crisis' published in Current Anthropology. Current Anthropology explores Greek indignation with economic austerity in the general context of the recent financial crisis. It focuses on local indignant views as these were expressed during the protest movement of 2011, but also, on the views of Greek citizens who did not part...
ESRC International PhD PartnershipProf Douglas MacMillan of DICE in the School of Anthropology and Conservation has been awarded 13, 016 from the ESRC to develop an international research group involving the University of Kent and 2 of Chinas leading Universities; Beijing Forestry University and Peking University. The aim is to promote innovative interdisciplinary doctoral research by enabling doctoral students to participate alongside staff in new and developing global alliances and collabo...
Students & Staff Nominated for AwardsIt's been an exciting day in SAC with people being nominated for awards! PhD Student Justyna Miszkiewicz has been nominated for a Teaching Award in the category "Postgraduates who teach". Justyna has earned this nomination through her work with BSc students who's comments include: "She is always willing to give more and her attitude towards anthropology inspires me"; "Justyna has been the lab demonstrator in my modules for both Osteology and Palaeopathology....
SAC Student’s Film Selected for RAI Film FestivalSAC student Gonzalo Chacon's film 'Praying Wheels of Leh' has been selected for the RAI Ethnographic film festival to be held in Edinburgh. Gonzalo's film has been nominated as part of the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize and will be screened on June 14th at 9.15am Read more about his film in the Festival Programme:http://raifilmfest.org.uk/film/festival/2013/component/content/article/2-programme/168-praying-wheels-of-leh-293
Threatened Amphibian Species book – Free onlineThe fantastic book 'Threatened Amphibian Species of the World' is now available for free online.http://www.amphibians.org/publications/threatened-amphibians-of-the-world/ This excellent resource contains essays by DICE staff Professor Richard Griffiths, Dr Jeannie McKay and Dr Ian Bride. These essays are featured in the Introductory Chapters section and commence on pages 29 and 131. Professor Griffiths also co-edited Chapter 10.
DEFRA Award for DICE AcademicsProf. Douglas MacMillan and Dr. Ian Bride from the School of Anthropology and Conservation have won 172,000 of funding in the 19th Round ofDefras Darwin Initiative. The 3-year project seeks to increase the capacity of targeted local communities in the North-Western Ghats, India to adapt to climate change and participate in biodiversity conservation through improved management of socio-ecological landscapes. It draws upon traditional knowledge of natural resource management whilst building loc...
New Publication for Dr Dave Roberts and Dr Simon BlackI tawt I taw a puddy tat!: Lost lion populations are going unnoticed A new study by conservationists Dr Simon Black and Dr David Roberts and from the Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology (DICE), School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent, has revealed that not only could the now extinct Barbary Lion have persisted until the 1960s in North Africa, but that these lion populations toward the end where going unnoticed for over a dec...
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