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Department of Zoology


Since completing my B.A. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, my research and nonprofit work has focused on developing ecosystem-based solutions that address environmental, economic, and sociocultural issues in tandem while promoting the well-being of the environment and Indigenous communities. During my PhD at Cambridge, I will work with the BEFTA Programme to investigate management strategies that support biodiversity and ecosystem processes in Malaysian oil palm plantations. My PhD project will focus on diversity and abundance of pollinators in monoculture versus polyculture oil palm plantations and the effect this may have on fruit set and yield. Working in collaboration with local farmers, we will develop oil palm agricultural management systems that are the most effective in buffering pollination services against potential climate fluctuations brought about by climate change.

PhD Student