Kasia is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist, working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Behaviour and Attitudes theme of the forestLAB. Kasia’s interests lie at the nexus between social and ecological sciences, with the aim of improving biodiversity conservation to benefit both people and nature. In her PhD at Lancaster University, she studied psychological connection with nature, ecological knowledge, and values among farmers in the Brazilian Amazon, questioning entrenched beliefs about the origin and importance of intrinsic caring for nature as a motivation for conserving biodiversity. More recently, she researched farmers’ perceptions of the impacts and adequacy of rewilding as a conservation strategy for ecosystem recovery in England. She has experience of social and ecological fieldwork in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. She also holds a BSc in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh, and an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford.
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