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Rehema White

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Rehema White
Postal address:
School of Geog & Sustainable Devt
Irvine Building
St Andrews

United Kingdom

Email: rmw11@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462022

Research overview

I trained initially in agriculture, developed an interest in animal science and pursued my interests in seasonal reproduction through the study of domestic and wild species of mammal. I specialised in reproductive ecology then in Africa shifted focus towards biodiversity conservation. In developing countries the need to consider socio-ecological as well as environmental issues in conservation led to a number of interdisciplinary projects to explore natural resource management, co-management initiatives, utilisation of wildlife, the efficacy of environmental education and the roles of indigenous knowledge. A recent focus on biodiversity conflicts has led to a closer examination of the challenges of weighing up ecological, social and economic factors to make decisions regarding resource use and planning. I am currently involved in a project to explore rehabilitation after mining in Sierra Leone; a RELU project to examine collaborative management of rural resources using wild deer as a case study; a project to extend knowledge transfer from researcher to practitioner and a project to examine the challengesand benefits of interdisciplinary learning using sustainable development as an example. Whilst these are my current focus, I am also exploring other projects relating to sustainable development.

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