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Justin Brashares

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Justin Brashares is a professor and Goertz Chair in UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Justin is a wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist whose research strives to understand how human activities are impacting biodiversity, and to highlight and communicate the everyday consequences of these changes for society. Justin conducted his graduate research in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, and he and his team have centered their work in parks and the communities around them ever since. This research includes studies of wildlife, conservation and local livelihoods in East, West and Southern Africa, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and at several sites across North America. Outside of his research, Justin serves as an advisor to more than a dozen state, federal, tribal and non-profit groups, including as a member of the National Geographic Society’s Committee on Research and Exploration, and on the boards of the Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory and the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center for Data Science and the Environment.

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