Jonny is a cultural geographer whose current research explores the human–animal relations and weird ecologies of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, with a focus on dogs and wolves. He works closely with researchers GPS-tracking wolves and an NGO who live-streams dogs being fed in the zone. With Adam, he has ongoing projects investigating the live-streaming of urban peregrine falcons, digitised human-nature relations during quarantine, and digital encounter value.
Adam is a cultural and environmental geographer whose research explores the relationships between humans, other animals, and technologies. His interest in digital ecologies stems from recent work concerning the more-than-human geographies of lockdown life, including work on digital human-nonhuman encounters, webcam birdwatching, and online networks of wildlife imagery.
Henry’s work sits between cultural geography, the environmental humanities, and more-than-human geography. His current research examines: the conservation of polar bears in Svalbard; the scientific study of brown bears in Scandinavia; and the political ecologies of captive bears. He is particularly interested in the role of the digital, from GPS collars to documentary film, in shaping our encounters with non-human life and our imaginations of shared futures.
Pauline’s work bridges media studies, visual studies, the environmental humanities and more-than-human geography. She is particularly interested in the value of digital images of encounters between human, non-human life and moving cameras such as drones, in the shaping of symbolic life, digital ecologies, and uneven more-than-human geographies.
Jenny is a PhD student in cultural geography at the University of Oxford. Her research concerns the interconnections between digital media, political ecology, and perceptions of more-than-human rural landscapes. Her interest in digital ecologies stems from ongoing fieldwork concerning digital identities in the Lake District National Park on the social media platform Instagram.
Oscar Hartman Davies
Oscar is an environmental and cultural geographer at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. He is interested in the practices and politics of environmental monitoring at the poles. His doctoral research investigates how assemblages of people, digital technologies, and animals have come to be configured as ‘early warning systems’ for polar environments, with a particular focus on the tracking and monitoring of seabirds.
Julia is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Bonn whose work brings together perspectives from cultural and animal geographies and Science and Technology Studies. Her current research project examines technologies for wolf conservation in Northern Germany and asks about their conflictual more-than-human biopolitics in the form of monitoring technologies, fencing practices or law-making.
Noemi is a BSc Human Sciences student at University College London and currently a research assistant with the digital ecologies team. They are focused on exploring transdisciplinary methodologies. They are interested in the anthropology of technology and the human use of protected areas, especially aquatic resources and the deep sea. They are exploring the inclusion of non-human animals in the social infrastructure of cities and the role of technology in city rhythms and soundscapes.
Karolina Uskakovych is a designer, artist, and photographer from Kyiv, Ukraine. She is currently designer in residence with the digital ecologies team, while also pursuing her Master’s degree at The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague where she is conducting research on victory gardens in the context of russia’s war in Ukraine. Her multi-disciplinary practice examines the entanglement of nature, culture, and technology. Karolina is co-founder of the Uzvar_Collective and Art Director for the magazine Anthroposphere: The Oxford Climate Review.
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Kira is a bachelor’s student at the University of Bonn who previously completed an apprenticeship in the field of measurement technology. Her current research project investigates the effects of global warming on vegetation. It specifically examines developments in temperature and rainfall and relates them to the climatic changes of recent years.
Professor Jennifer Gabrys, University of Cambridge
Dr Eva Giraud, The University of Sheffield
Professor Bill Adams, University of Cambridge, Geneva Graduate Institute
Professor Jamie Lorimer, University of Oxford
Dr Erica Von Essen, Stockholm University
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