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Co-Authoring “Hiking and Wayfinding in the Westfjords of Iceland” (book and map) with Henry Fletcher (UK-based collaborator guide)

To be published in 2019, “Hiking and Wayfinding in the Westfjords of Iceland” will be a hiking guidebook, naturalist guide, and artistic story of the Wildfjords Project, a creative conservation and wilderness experience non-profit effort by Henry Fletcher, Jay Simpson, Tanja Weiss, and others.

A mother teaches her son how to pay a costumed elephant street performer.
A mother teaches her son how to pay a costumed elephant street performer.

Long-term Research: Multispecies ethnography with tigers and elephants in Thailand

With both wild and captive populations of tigers and elephants, Thailand is a fascinating place to explore the many complicated relationships between wildlife and humans in our modern world. Can ecotourism support wild tiger repopulation efforts? How do we care for the thousands of captive elephants used for labor? What does a mutually beneficial relationship between humans and elephants look like?

Read The Trouble With Visiting the Tigers of Thailand on Maptia.

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Listening to:

  • Student work at KBWX, the student radio and podcast collection at Brightworks
  • Radio: Lower Grand Radio, KXLU, KUSF, KEXP, KSFS, WGXC, KSJS, KXSF, KWMR, KALW, SomaFM
  • Podcasts: Ear Hustle, The Argument, Outside Lands San Francisco (Western Neighborhoods Project), Sandip Roy’s Dispatches From Kolkata