Bongekile Kuhlase: Plant distribution on remote Marion Island

Bongekile Kuhlase is a Plant Ecology student from South Africa. Her research focusses on modelling plant distribution on Marion Island. Bongekile is sharing her story as part of the BES journal’s Black History Month blog series. We are promoting and celebrating research from Black ecologists around the world, and will be publishing BHM blog posts throughout October…

Estelle Raveloaritiana: reconciling land-use change and biodiversity conservation in Madagascar

Estelle Raveloaritiana is a Malagsy ecologist, currently studying in Germany. Her research aims to discover how land-use change affects plant diversity in Madagascar. Estelle emphasises the importance of considering and consulting local communities when conducting ecological research. Estelle’s post is part of the BES journal’s Black History Month blog series, which will be taking place throughout…