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After an exhausting day of fieldwork my research assistant, Dudin, tries to make me smile (and succeeds). Together we spent 1.5 years counting over 61,000 fish. We found 47 different fish species and completed the first in-depth fish and water quality surveys in the Sabangau Forest and River (Indonesia): providing a baseline for future river monitoring. I also investigate the importance of fish(ing) to local communities using interviews and focus groups. My PhD therefore looks at how interdisciplinary research approaches can support the conservation and management of the river and forest habitats that so many people, including Dudin, depend on.

Sara Thornton Geography


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