Hi, Micha here ☀

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My name is Michaela (Micha for short). I'm a tropical forester by training and now a PhD student with the University of Kent. My PhD project focuses on the impacts of land use change on local rural communities in central Indonesia. Previous research projects include forest environments and food systems, and forest-freshwater fish interactios in the tropics. The heart and motivation of the research that I do is to enhance human well-being, conservation, and equity. 
Previously, I worked as a researcher with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia. I undertook a Masters degree in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) at AgroParisTech, France, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. My fieldwork has taken me from the highland montane forests of Nepal all the way to the tropical rainforests of Southwest Cameroon.

Food has always been the way to my soul. I love baking, trying new dishes, and learning new recipes. Coffee comes in close second ☕

You can also find me on twitter @Mic_Lo1


Michaela (Micha) Lo

PhD student, University of Kent

I am a PhD candidate at the Durrell Institute of Conseration Ecology (DICE), hosted at the University of Kent. My research focuses on how land use change influences human well-being in central Indonesia. My background is in tropical forestry and development. Other research interests include the application of food systems thinking in forestry issues, biodiversity and food security at the forest-water interface, and the management of multifunctional landscapes across the tropics. I am a keen advocate of strengthening international and inclusive collaborations in forest and conservation research. I have a deep love for baking (please share with me your recipes!), basketball and peanut butter 🤩
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Lindsey Elliott 8 months ago

Hi Micha, just a note to say that I did the SUTROFOR programme too :) (Dresden, Germany followed by Bangor, Wales). Small world!! Hope to connect soon - Lindsey

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Thirza Loffeld 8 months ago

Welcome Micha and let's go for some nice food or a coffee together, as soon as the cafes will open again here in Canterbury! You may also be interested in a document posted by Lindsey Elliott on 'Doing Fieldwork in a Pandemic'. Catch up soon!