Interdisciplinary socio-ecological conservation scientist
Photographer and writer
Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet. I am Meshach Pierre, a conservation scientist and practitioner from Guyana, South America. I study human-wildlife coexistence and conflict in the Rupununi savannas of southern Guyana, the country of my birth.
In addition to academic research and teaching, I am an avid photographer and have had images published in CNN’s Roads and Kingdoms, The North Carolina Naturalist, and in local (Guyanese) photography exhibitions. I have also produced a few short documentary-styled videos and have published newspaper articles as well as my blog, Guianensis.
More about me:
- MA Student in Criminology, Law, and Society, University of Florida (2021-2023; Anticipated)
- PGDip in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, University of Oxford/WildCRU alumnus (2018)
- BSc in Biology (General Option), University of Guyana alumnus (2010-2014)
- Current Advisors: Dr. Jessica S. Kahler and Dr. Matthew T. Hallett
- Interests: Conservation criminology, Human dimensions of wildlife conservation, Indigenous natural resources management, Ecology and conservation of birds and mammals, Scientific communication and outreach, Environmental sociology, Sustainable development
- Programming languages: R (proficient), Python (basic), Stata (basic)
- Software: R, QGIS, Stata, EstimateS, Distance, Presence, Vortex, Garmin BaseCamp, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe InDesign
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